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Elon Musk will have to respond to lawyers on Twitter within three days

Elon Musk will have to answer questions from Twitter lawyers for two or even three days next week as part of a legal battle over his $44 billion takeover of the social network, which he wants to abandon.

The deposit will take place privately, at the office of the law firm representing Twitter, on Sept. 26, Sept. 27, and, “if necessary,” Sept. 28, the document added to the case on Tuesday clarifies.

The purpose of the move is, according to the Delaware courts website where the proceedings are taking place, to help teams prepare for the trial by having a better idea of ​​what the opposing side will say in the stands.

The trial is to take place from 17 to 21 October.

Elon Musk announced in April his intention to own the microblogging site, but eventually said in early July that he was terminating the deal on the grounds that the San Francisco-based company allegedly lied about the proportion of fake accounts on its platform.

Twitter then filed a complaint about the completion of the transaction.

The parties, in preparation for the trial, ordered dozens of people, banks or companies to come and answer questions or provide documents. Ex-Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is due to be questioned on Tuesday.

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