Elon Musk doesn’t want the Twitter trial to happen soon – TechCrunch

As Twitter pushes for a speedy trial, Elon Musk’s attorneys are pleading for things to be slowed down.

In the lawsuit that Twitter filed against its potential owner, the company argued that it would only take four days to prove the court should require Musk to honor his $44 billion purchase agreement. Twitter took the SpaceX and Tesla CEO to task in the lawsuit, not only for trying to back out of the deal, but for dragging the social network through the mud in the process.

Twitter, probably fed up with being in limbo while the drama drags on, has called for the process to be rushed with a start date as early as September.

Musk’s legal team pushed back on Friday, claiming the case would require “forensic review and analysis” of a deep pool of data, citing his argument that Twitter undercounts its number of spam and other fake accounts. Bloomberg reported on the new filing from Musk’s legal team.

Team Musk is targeting a Feb. 13, 2023 trial date, which Bloomberg describes as “an extremely fast timeline for a case of this enormous magnitude.”

“Twitter’s sudden request for warp speed after two months of toting and obfuscation is its latest tactic to obfuscate the truth about spam accounts long enough to shut down the railroad defendants,” Musk’s legal team wrote. The filing argues that analyzing Twitter’s bot population will be time-consuming, but that the process is “fundamental” to determining Twitter’s value.

We’ll learn more about the trial’s timeline on July 19, when a judge will assess whether the case should be expedited. Elon Musk doesn’t want the Twitter trial to happen soon – TechCrunch

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