Twitter Inc. and Elon Musk continue to jockey for preliminary legal advantage ahead of a trial on their soured $44 billion marriage, as the presiding judge has signaled she wants to keep the case focused on the contractual agreement between the two sides.
With an Oct. 17 trial date in Delaware court approaching, both sides’ legal teams are building their cases through expert reports and sworn testimony. Twitter’s co-founder and former Chief Executive Jack Dorsey and Jared Birchall, head of Musk’s family office, were scheduled to be interviewed by lawyers last week. Twitter’s lawyers had proposed deposing Musk beginning Monday, but his interview was pushed back while the lawyers hash out their plans, according to people familiar with the situation.
Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal was scheduled to sit for a deposition Monday but that is being rescheduled for personal reasons, some of the people said. The schedule changes aren’t due to settlement talks, they said.
and Musk also continue to battle over how much information they must provide one another in the discovery process. The Musk team has been aggressive in pushing for broad information from Twitter, including a range of employee communications and data related to spam and fake accounts.
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