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Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet, Point to Potential Legal Minefield

CNBC reports that some securities lawyers said they were shocked by a tweet from Elon Musk that said Musk was mulling a take-private transaction for Tesla, his electric car company. The tweet even named a target price, $420 a share, and said financing was lined up.

Reporter Liz Moyer quotes Charles Elson, director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, who told her, “I do not believe this is the appropriate way to suggest going private.”

If the content of the tweet wasn’t true, lawyers said, it could set up Musk and the company for regulatory action and private lawsuits.

Read the CNBC article.





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