Twitter's lawsuit against Elon Musk will begin on October 17

Twitter's trial against Elon Musk will begin October 17< /p> UPDATE DAY

The judge overseeing the legal battle between Twitter and Elon Musk has set October 17 as the start of the trial to force, or not, the entrepreneur to buy the social network.  

Twitter had filed a lawsuit on July 12 in a Delaware court to compel the richest man in the world to honor his commitment, made at the end of April, to acquire it for 44 billion dollars. 

The platform requested an accelerated procedure from September so as not to prolong the period of uncertainty which is partially paralyzing the company, while the lawyers for Mr. Musk wanted hostilities not to start in court until next year. five days. 

She detailed in a document published Thursday evening deadlines for various procedures, in the run-up to a trial scheduled to take place from October 17 to 21.

< p>She writes there several times that the parties must cooperate “in good faith” to agree on how to share documents o u to arrange for depositions.

Elon Musk announced in April his intention to own the social network, but eventually said in early July that he was ending the deal on the grounds that the company based in San Francisco allegedly lied about the proportion of automated accounts and spam on its platform.

The social network, which wants the transaction to be completed, called a meeting on September 13 of its shareholders so that they ratify the operation.