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Liam Denning

Let’s Hope Twitter Beats Elon Musk in Court, and Quickly

A Delaware judge has ample reason to expedite the trial and demonstrate that the laws that benefit us all — including the Tesla CEO — aren't to be toyed with.

Get this over with.

Get this over with.

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On Tuesday, Delaware Chancery Court Chief Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick is scheduled to hear lawyers representing Twitter Inc. argue for a speedy trial in its lawsuit against Elon Musk, while those on Musk’s side seek to punt the case to next year. Let’s hope McCormick wants to get it over with.

Twitter’s complaint is worth reading in full. It tears apart Musk’s various reasons for backing out of buying the company in the way a lion might mangle an antelope with three legs and a weight problem. Musk’s counterarguments are less than compelling, and he created an ample digital paper trail, mostly on the very platform he sought to buy. This is no case of he said/she said but rather he tweeted/and then he tweeted some more.