Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly filed a motion opposing Twitter’s request to expedite the lawsuit following its decision to walk away from its $44 billion deal to buy the social media giant.
The Guardian reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has filed a motion to oppose Twitter’s recent request to expedite a lawsuit regarding Musk’s decision to walk away from his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Musk’s attorneys filed a motion with the Delaware Chancery court on Friday saying that Twitter’s “unjustifiable request” to rush the case to trial in two months should be dismissed.
Twitter recently filed a lawsuit against Musk for his decision to end the buyout deal. Twitter’s hiring law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP appears to be a calculated firm, as the move gives them access to attorneys including William Savitt and Leo Strine, who served as Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court where the case will be heard. .
Musk reportedly hired Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as legal representative in the matter. The company previously fought a successful defense against a libel suit in 2019 and is representing Musk in an ongoing lawsuit against a shareholder for his failure to take Tesla private in 2018.
Twitter requested that the trial begin in September as the merger agreement with Musk expires on October 25, 2022. Musk’s filing states: “Twitter’s sudden request for warp speed after two months of dragging and of obfuscation is his latest tactic to shroud the truth about spam accounts long enough for railroad defendants to shut down.
Musk’s lawyers argued that the dispute over bot accounts on the platform was fundamental to Twitter’s value and highly factual and expert-intensive. Lawyers said discovery was taking considerable time and requested a trial date of February 13, 2023 or later.
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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan