Elon Musk’s Twitter: Elon Musk is trying to block Twitter’s request for a fast track trial

Elon Musk filed a motion on Friday against Twitter Inc. to speed up legal action over his plan to end a $44 billion deal with a social media firm.

Musk’s lawyers in documents filed in Delaware Court of Chancerysaid Twitter’s “unjustified request” to expedite the merger case after two months should be denied.

This is the latest step in what promises to be a major lawsuit between Twitter and Musk. The San Francisco-based company is trying to resolve months of uncertainty for its business as Musk tries to back out of a deal over what he says is Twitter’s “spambot” issue.

On Tuesday, Twitter sued Musk for violating the purchase deal. social media platformasking a Delaware court to order the world’s richest man to complete the merger at an agreed price of $54.20 per share.

The company has requested that legal proceedings begin in September as the merger agreement with Musk expires on October 25.

“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 responders to shut down,” Musk said in a statement.

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Musk’s lawyers have argued that the controversy over fake and spam accounts is fundamental to Twitter’s value and is extremely fact-packed and expert. They said it would take considerable time to discover and requested a trial date of February 13 next year or later.

The debt financing package provided by banks to acquire Musk will expire in April 2023. This means that if the lawsuit starts in February and is not completed by April, the deal could fall through.

Twitter declined to comment on Musk’s latest proposal.

Twitter shares fell about 1% in extended trading.

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