A district court in Stockholm refused to issue a snap injunction that would have forced the Swedish postal service to deliver license plates for Tesla’s cars, postponing a possible temporary ruling on the matter until Friday at the earliest.
It’s the second case filed by Tesla to limit the impact of an escalating labor-market conflict in Sweden, where unions are blockading work related to the U.S. automaker as they seek to protect a decades-old model of setting wages.
As part of the conflict, postal workers are refusing to handle any Tesla-related deliveries. That’s caused license plates destined for new Teslas to pile up at the postal service that’s not delivering them to dealerships though they’ve been sent by the Swedish Transport Agency.
The district court said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon it does not agree with Tesla’s claims the license-plate stop is of such a magnitude as to warrant the issuing of a snap temporary injunction until the postal service, PostNord AB, has had a chance to comment on the lawsuit.