Elon Musk’s Request to Postpone Trial Denied
After hearing arguments from both sides, the head judge rejected Musk’s motion to have the trial moved to November, citing in court documents obtained by E! News that “the longer the delay until trial, the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter.”
“Indeed, Twitter has represented that the anticipated risk of harm has materialized over the course of this litigation,” the head judge wrote in her decision. “I am convinced that even four weeks’ delay would risk further harm to Twitter too great to justify.”
The trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 17.
Elon Musk Allowed to Amend His Countersuit Against Twitter
While the trial date remains, Musk was granted the right to amend his countersuit to include allegations of negligence pertaining to the company’s cybersecurity that had been recently made public by a former Twitter employee. In court documents, Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick wrote that the allegations “would be grounds in most instances to permit an amendment,” though she did declined to provide further details into her decision.
“I am reticent to say more concerning the merits of the counterclaims at this posture before they have been fully litigated,” McCormick wrote. “The world will have to wait for the post-trial decision.”