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Elon Musk seeks to block Twitter request for expedited trial

Multimedia 14:42 16 Jul, 2022

The company requested the trial begin in September 

Elon Musk seeks to block Twitter request for expedited trial

Elon Musk filed a motion on Friday opposing Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) request to fast-track a trial over his plan to terminate his $44 billion deal for the social media firm, Qazet.az reports.

Musk's lawyers, in papers filed with the Delaware Chancery Court, said Twitter's "unjustifiable request" to rush the merger case to trial in two months should be rejected.

It is the latest move in what promises to be a major legal showdown between Twitter and Musk. The San Francisco-based company is seeking to resolve months of uncertainty for its business as Musk tries to walk away from the deal for what he says is Twitter’s "spam bot" problem.

Twitter sued Musk on Tuesday for violating the deal to buy the social media platform, asking a Delaware court to order the world's richest person to complete the merger at the agreed price of $54.20 per share.

The company requested the trial begin in September because the merger agreement with Musk terminates on Oct. 25.