Besides their cash contributions, why are liquor stores, trial lawyers and car dealers exempted from competition?

 Tesla wins one

Tesla wins one

Oh - and Realtors, of course. Tesla's Greenwich showroom withstands its first challenge from the Connecticut car dealers' club.

“There are several options remaining to continue to ensure that Tesla follows the law, and we plan to pursue them,” said Jim Fleming, president of the car retailers’ group. “Today, Tesla could choose to work within the current franchise system that local dealers have invested in. This system creates price competition, maintains good paying local jobs in Connecticut, and advocates for consumers when there is a recall or defect. Allowing any manufacturer to skirt our existing state laws creates an uneven playing field.”

Right. It should be noted that the titular defendant in this case and the losing party was our very own Planning and Zoning Commission. Go along to get along.