Twitter Inc and Musk laid out competing proposals for the trial date in court on Tuesday, with Musk pushing for a trial in February.
Twitter Inc’s lawsuit seeking to hold Elon Musk to his $44 billion takeover will go to trial in October, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday, adopting a schedule closer to the proposal by the social media company.
Twitter and Musk laid out competing proposals for the trial date in court on Tuesday, with Musk pushing for a trial in February.
Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Court of Chancery in Delaware said the parties were capable of handling an expedited trial and as a public company Twitter deserved to have the cloud hanging over it resolved quickly.
“The reality is delay threatens irreparable harm to the sellers,” she said, referring to Twitter.
She asked the parties to work out the schedule for the trial, which she set at five days.
Musk requested a two-week trial in February and Twitter asked for a four-day trial in late September.
A large number of protesters gathered outside the secretariat in Sri Lanka’s Colombo Wednesday as lawmakers chose Ranil Wickremesinghe to succeed as president Rajabaya Gotapaksa – who fled the island nation as it grapples with its worst economic crisis. Read: ‘If India, Sri Lanka comparison misinformed, then why…’: Owaisi’s jab after all-party meetDisheartened protesters told Reuters they see the ‘same values, corruption and oppression in Ranil as seen in Gotabaya Rajapaksa’.
Hundreds of people have been killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban overran the country nearly a year ago, even though security on the whole has improved since then, the United Nations said in a report Wednesday. In its report, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan also highlighted the poor situation of women and girls since the Taliban takeover and how they have been stripped of many of their human rights under Afghanistan’s current rulers.
India has ranked 87th on the Henley Passport Index – a global passport rankings chart that uses data from the International Air Transport Authority to rank ‘strongest’ and ‘weakest’ among 199 passports. India’s passport provides visa-free access to 60 nations. India fell two places in the third quarter but rose three from the corresponding period last year. India ranked 90th in Q3 and Q4 in 2021. Full list of countries India has visa-free access to:
Six-time Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday defeated dissident leader Dullas Alahapperuma and leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in the presidential election to succeed Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The 73-year-old Sri Lanka leader secured 134 votes in the 225-member House while his nearest rival Alahapperuma got 82. A candidate needed to secure at least 113 votes to win the election. Dissanayake secured just three votes.
The winner will take charge of a bankrupt Sri Lanka that is in bailout talks with the IMF, with its 22 million people enduring severe shortages of food, fuel and medicine. Outside the parliament, hundreds of heavily armed troops and police stood guard, but there were no signs of demonstrators.