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Elon Musk Twitter takeover trial set for Oct. 17 in Delaware court docket


SAN FRANCISCO — The trial over Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover bid will happen starting Oct. 17 in Delaware Chancery Court docket, a choose dominated Thursday night time, placing the world’s richest man on a collision course with the social media large.

Twitter had pushed for an expedited timeline within the matter to stop harm to the corporate, an order that was granted earlier this month.

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick signed off on a trial schedule for the week in mid-October, the court docket paperwork stated, in addition to setting a deadline of Friday for Musk’s group to reply to Twitter’s grievance.

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Twitter sued Musk earlier in July alleging that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had damaged his settlement to purchase the social media web site for $44 billion, in a grievance that accused Musk of rule-breaking and “hypocrisy.”

Musk agreed to purchase Twitter for $54.20 a share in April, positioning himself as a champion of free speech and pledging to unbind the positioning from aggressive moderation techniques he decried as political in nature. He additionally promised a good portion of his personal wealth to again the deal.

Musk says Twitter bid is on maintain

Musk additionally took purpose at spam bots, or faux or automated accounts, which he pledged to defeat “or die attempting” if his bid succeeded.

However his view towards the deal soured weeks later, as Musk tweeted the deal was “on maintain” pending an analysis of the proportion of pretend accounts on the positioning. The about flip coincided with investor worries and financial stress that took a big toll on the Tesla inventory, which is related to a lot of Musk’s internet price.

That sparked a public battle as Twitter sought to supply proof for its estimation that spam and bot accounts made up fewer than 5 % of accounts on the positioning.

Elon Musk recordsdata to again out of Twitter deal

Musk introduced on July 8 he was pulling out of the deal. Twitter filed swimsuit a couple of days later, sending the matter to the Delaware court docket.

The trial is slated to happen over 5 days and conclude on Oct. 21.


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