Elon Musk Opposes Twitter’s Request for Expedited Trial Over Stalled Deal

Billionaire’s lawyers filed court papers in first public response to Twitter’s lawsuit

Twitter sued billionaire Elon Musk over his attempt to walk away from his $44 billion takeover bid. Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Updated July 15, 2022 6:39 pm ET

Elon Musk filed a motion Friday opposing Twitter Inc.’s request to expedite a trial over his intention to terminate his $44 billion takeover.

Lawyers for Mr. Musk filed papers with the Delaware Chancery Court, their first public response to the lawsuit filed earlier this week by the social-media company seeking to enforce the terms of their merger agreement. The court should reject Twitter’s “unjustifiable request to rush this,” they said in their filing.

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