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Elon Musk Allowed To Amend Twitter Countersuit & Add Whistleblower Claims

Elon Musk Allowed To Amend Twitter Countersuit & Add Whistleblower Claims

Elon Musk Allowed To Amend Twitter Countersuit & Add Whistleblower Claims

Elon Musk Allowed To Amend Twitter Countersuit & Add Whistleblower Claims

Mr Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla Inc. TSLA 1.18%, can amend his countersuit to include allegations from a whistleblower complaint by the company’s former head of security, according to the Delaware judge overseeing the lawsuit over Twitter Inc. TWTR 3.65% and Elon Musk’s stalled $44 billion takeover.

The judge turned down Mr Musk’s request to postpone the trial in Delaware Chancery Court over the purchase from October 17 until November.

The judge cited a Chancery Court rule in his ruling on Wednesday, which states that leave to amend should be “freely issued where justice so requires.”

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Following an hour-long hearing on Tuesday when Twitter and Elon Musk presented oral arguments in support of their respective stances on whether or not to incorporate claims made by Peiter Zatko, who was sacked by Twitter earlier this year, Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick made the choice.

Chancellor McCormick declared that she would set limits on further information requests connected to the new allegations and maintain the current trial timeline.

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Elon Musk Allowed To Amend Twitter Countersuit & Add Whistleblower Claims

In the whistleblower complaint, submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission in July and made public last month, Mr. Zatko accuses the company of failing to protect sensitive user data and lying about its security problems.

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Twitter sued Mr. Musk in July over his attempt to walk away from their $44 billion merger agreement reached in April. Mr. Musk filed a countersuit, accusing the company of misrepresenting the condition of its business and key metrics about the users on its platform.

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After the whistleblower complaint was made public, Mr. Musk’s team requested permission from the Delaware court to include those allegations in its countersuit.

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