Tesla Stockholders Ask Judge to Silence Musk in Fraud Case

A group of Tesla shareholders suing CEO Elon Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order Musk to stop commenting on the case.

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FILE - Elon Musk waves while providing an update on SpaceX's Starship, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, near Brownsville, Texas. In April 2022, a group of Tesla shareholders suing Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order him to stop commenting on the case. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
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DETROIT (AP) — A group of Tesla shareholders suing CEO Elon Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order Musk to stop commenting on the case. Lawyers for stockholders of the Austin, Texas-based company also say in court documents that the judge in the case has ruled that Musk’s tweets about having “funding secured” to take Tesla private were false, and that his comments also violate…

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