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The Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk’s motion to oppose expedited trial ‘fails at every level,’ Twitter says


Twitter Inc. responded Monday to Elon Musk’s motion opposing the company’s request to expedite a trial over his intention to terminate his $44 billion takeover, saying it “fails at every level.”

The social-media company said Monday in a legal filing in Delaware Chancery Court that the public dispute harms Twitter every day that Musk is in breach of the merger agreement.

Also see: Elon Musk reportedly plans to countersue Twitter to get out of deal


reiterated that the court should set trial in September, on an expedited schedule.

A remote hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning on Twitter’s motion to expedite the case.

Twitter said in the filing that Musk’s alleged core issue — an accurate count of fake and spam accounts — is a “contractually irrelevant sideshow.”

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