Elon Musk recently attempted to back out of his deal to purchase Twitter. In order to force the sale, the social media giant filed a lawsuit against the billionaire. The trial of Twitter v. Elon Musk is now scheduled to begin on October 17th.
According to The Verge, the trial date for Twitter’s lawsuit against Elon Musk for seeking to exit his agreement to buy the company for $44 billion has been set. Earlier this week, Musk’s team recommended a start date of October 17th, which Twitter agreed to as long as the experiment could be completed in five days. The trial will now take place from October 17th through October 21st, according to Judge Kathaleen McCormick’s official schedule.
While attorneys representing each party argued over potential start dates, Twitter pursued a September trial, while Musk’s lawyers sought something in 2023. There is now one element on which everyone can agree, and reporters may begin planning their fall vacations in Delaware. If only it were that simple to agree on how much bot activity exists on Twitter and what access to firehose data truly entails.
For Twitter, sooner is obviously preferable, since the company has already accused Musk of contributing to lower-than-expected Q2 2022 earnings results. Twitter’s shareholders will also vote on the deal at a special meeting on September 13th at 1 PM ET. These are generally regular activities, but practically everything about this deal has been out of the ordinary thus far.
As previously reported, Elon Musk has denied having an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. According to the Wall Street Journal, Musk had a “brief affair” with Shanahan in early December. Brin filed for divorce from Shanahan, according to the WSJ piece, citing unnamed sources “familiar with the matter.” Musk strongly refuted the WSJ claim as soon as it was published.
Musk is dealing with a number of issues, going from defamation to Twitter. Let’s see how he handles it. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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