Elon Musk’s request to postpone trial denied
After hearing arguments from both sides, the chief justice denied Musk’s request to move the trial to November, citing court documents obtained by E! News that “the longer the delay until trial, the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter”.
“In fact, Twitter has made clear that the foreseeable risk of harm has been realized during this lawsuit,” the presiding judge wrote in her ruling. “I am convinced that even a four-week delay would risk more damage to Twitter than it could justify.”
The trial is scheduled to begin on October 17.
Elon Musk allowed to edit his hostile call against Twitter
While the trial date remains, Musk has been granted the right to amend his counterclaim to include allegations of negligence related to the company’s cybersecurity that were recently made public by a former Twitter employee. In court documents, Chancellor Kathleen St. Jude McCormick wrote that the allegations “would be a basis in most cases to allow for an amendment,” though she declined to provide further details in her decision.
“I am reluctant to say more regarding the merits of counterclaims in this situation before they are fully litigated,” McCormick wrote. “The world will have to wait for the post-trial decision.”