With Twitter click for quick trialElon Musk’s lawyers are trying to slow things down.
In a lawsuit filed by Twitter against its would-be owner, the company argued that it would only take four days for it to prove that a court should require Musk to honor his agreement to buy it for $44 billion. Twitter has taken the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla into a lawsuit not only for trying to back out of the deal, but for trampling the social network into the dirt in the process.
Twitter, which is probably tired of being in limbo as the drama drags on, has asked for the trial to be expedited and a start date set as early as September.
On Friday, Musk’s legal team backed out, saying the case would require “forensics and analysis” of a large amount of data, citing his argument that Twitter underreports spam and other fake accounts. bloomberg reported a new document from Musk’s legal team.
Musk’s team is aiming to set a trial date for February 13, 2023, which is described by Bloomberg as “an extremely fast timeline for a case of this magnitude.”
“Twitter’s sudden request for warp speed after two months of delay and obfuscation is its latest tactic to hide the truth about spam accounts long enough to push defendants to shut down,” Musk’s legal team wrote. The filing claims that analyzing the Twitter bot population will take a long time, but the process is “fundamental” to determining the value of Twitter.
We learn more about litigation timelines at July 19when the judge decides whether the case should be expedited.
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