The legal battle between Elon Musk and Twitter begins. Judge Kathaleen McCormick took the case in the Court of Chancery, in the small state of Delaware, United States. The preliminary hearing has already taken place and the date was set for the start of the trial between both parties.
It will be in October when both parties attend the Court specialized in business law, the judge decided. This date is a setback for Musk, who wanted the trial to start next February, alleging an exhaustive investigation that would reveal the entire spam case. The social network Twitter asked the judge to make Elon Musk honor his word and buy the platform for 44,000 million dollars. While the representatives of the billionaire. This will be an unprecedented trial between the world’s richest man and the popular microblogging network. The judge considered that both parties can face an accelerated trial and asked the parties to have the trial schedule ready in 5 days.
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Twitter’s lawyer said during the hearing that he accused Musk of taking advantage of the issue of bot and spam accounts to get out of the deal. He said that these types of accounts on the Twitter service did not influence the purchase agreement with Musk. One of Musk’s lawyers said at the hearing that the social network was slow to respond to the millionaire’s questions. He revealed that the responses Musk got to his questions were startling. The result of the preliminary hearing was awaited throughout the day and the listing on the Stock Exchange reacted. Twitter shares rose 3.6% during morning trading and were trading around $39.81 per share.
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