Articles by Dietrich Knauth, Tom Hals and Tom Wilson

FTX Was Run as ‘Personal Fiefdom,’ Faces Hacks and Missing Assets: Attorneys

FTX was run as a “personal fiefdom” of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, attorneys for the collapsed crypto exchange said in its first bankruptcy hearing as they detailed ongoing challenges such as hacks and substantial missing assets. In the highest-profile crypto …

Elon Musk Trial Opens to Decide Fate of His $56B Tesla Pay

A trial opened Monday over shareholder allegations that Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package was rigged with easy performance targets and that investors were duped into approving it, with Musk slated to take the stand later …

Twitter Rejects Musk’s Claims That He Was Hoodwinked

Twitter Inc. on Thursday dismissed Elon Musk’s claims in a Delaware court filing that he was hoodwinked into signing the deal to buy the social media company, saying that it was “implausible and contrary to fact.” Musk made the claims …

Elon Musk Files Countersuit Under Seal Versus Twitter Over $44 Billion Deal

Elon Musk countersued Twitter Inc. on Friday, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44 billion purchase, although the lawsuit was filed confidentially. While the 164-page document was not publicly …

Twitter’s Battle With Elon Musk Over $44 Billion Deal Heads to Oct. 17 Trial

Twitter’s bid to hold Elon Musk to his $44 billion deal for the social media platform will head to a five-day trial beginning Oct. 17, and Musk must reveal by the end of Friday any legal claims he has against …

Explainer: Will U.S. Supreme Court EPA Ruling Rein in Federal Regulators?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in a 6-3 ruling that some legal experts said would more broadly curb the federal government’s regulatory power. Below is …

Musk Sued by Twitter Investors for Stock ‘Manipulation’ During Takeover Bid

Billionaire Elon Musk was sued by Twitter Inc .investors claiming he manipulated the company’s stock price downward, as the chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc. mounts a $44 billion takeover bid for the social media platform. The investors said …

Can U.S. Gunmakers Be Liable for Mass Shooting?

An 18-year-old gunman stormed a Texas elementary school on Tuesday and killed 19 children and two teachers, reigniting a debate in the United States over gun control and the potential legal liability for manufacturers of firearms. Below is a look …

Do Claims Against Musk Raise a Legal Issue for His Companies and Twitter Deal?

A report saying Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment claims by a flight attendant on a private jet comes as he eyes a takeover of Twitter. Below is an overview of some of …

Musk Loses Bid to End SEC Agreement on Oversight of Tesla Tweets

A U.S. judge slammed Elon Musk for trying to escape a settlement with regulators requiring oversight of his Tesla Inc. tweets, saying the billionaire was “bemoaning” the 2018 deal now that he felt Tesla was “invincible.” The April 27 ruling …