SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired again Friday at Twitter’s lawsuit looking for to power him to finish his $44 billion acquisition of the platform, based on a number of information experiences.
In a submitting with the Delaware Courtroom of Chancery, Musk’s legal professionals accused Twitter of withholding details about pretend accounts — a longtime preoccupation for Musk — and of making delays, offering evasive responses and placing up technical obstacles. The submitting additionally disputed Twitter’s request for an expedited trial, claiming that it might take months to acquire info from Twitter and to depose quite a few witnesses as regards to pretend accounts.
Again in April, Musk pledged to pay $54.20 a share for Twitter, which agreed to these phrases after reversing its preliminary opposition to the deal. However the two sides have been bracing for a authorized battle because the billionaire mentioned every week in the past that he was backing away from his settlement to purchase the corporate.
The submitting repeated a number of different accusations Musk has lodged beforehand, together with the declare that Twitter violated the acquisition settlement when it fired two high-level managers with out first informing Musk.
Twitter filed its lawsuit within the Delaware Courtroom of Chancery, which regularly handles enterprise disputes among the many many companies, together with Twitter, which might be integrated there.