August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Elon Musk has responded to Twitter’s lawsuit.
  • Musk’s lawyers want to postpone the four-day trial scheduled for September.
  • Twitter previously sued the Tesla CEO for deciding to terminate his $44 billion acquisition bid.

Twitter’s legal tussle with Elon Musk is just building up after suing the latter for backing out of his $44 billion bid to buy the company. On Friday, Musk’s lawyers responded to Twitter’s lawsuit, seeking to delay its hearing scheduled for September.

Musk’s lawyers have retorted to Twitter’s demand for a four-day trial in September, pushing to defer it until at least February 23, 2023, according to Bloomberg (opens in new tab). In a filing, Musk’s legal team described the September hearing as an attempt to “to shroud the truth about spam accounts long enough to railroad defendants into closing.”