Twitter and Elon Musk have their first court hearing on July 19th

Twitter won’t have to wait long to bring Elon Musk to court on a limited basis. Reuters reports that Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick has scheduled the first hearing for Twitter’s lawsuits for July 19 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. In the 90-minute session, a judge will hear arguments related to Twitter’s request for a September trial.

The social network sued Musk earlier this week, days after the Tesla boss asked to end the $44 billion deal. The executive alleged that Twitter misrepresented the volume of bots and other fake accounts on its platform and withheld details to ensure the acquisition went ahead. Twitter rejects the allegations. It claimed that it shared the entire data pipeline and that Musk violated the terms of the agreement by resigning with “inappropriate requests” and insults to the company.

As of this writing, there’s no word on Musk’s counterclaims. Even if it doesn’t materialize, the outcome of the Twitter lawsuit will have far-reaching implications. If the court sides with Twitter, it could force Musk to either complete the purchase or pay the termination costs associated with the deal.

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