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Musk Seeks to Block ‘Warp Speed’ Twitter Trial Over $44 Billion Deal

  • Twitter seeks September trial; Musk wants February or later
  • Musk pulled out of acquisition citing concerns about spam bots
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Twitter v. Musk -- Inside the Complaint
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Elon Musk’s lawyers say Twitter Inc. officials are unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” trial over claims the billionaire improperly canceled his proposed $44 billion buyout of the social media company, and asked that the case be heard next year instead.

Musk’s legal team on Friday rebuffed Twitter’s argument that the case over the teetering transaction can be wrapped up in a four-day trial starting in September in Delaware Chancery Court, saying it will require “forensic review and analysis of large swaths of data” about Musk’s claims that Twitter’s customer base is riddled with spam and robot accounts.