Musk sues regulation agency as a result of he’s mad that Twitter paid $90 million invoice

A photoshopped image of Elon Musk emerging from an enormous pile of money.

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Elon Musk’s X Corp. this week sued a regulation agency that Twitter employed final 12 months after Musk tried to interrupt their $44 billion merger settlement. Musk’s lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Courtroom alleges that Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz overcharged Twitter when it collected $90 million—together with $84.three million on the identical day Musk accomplished his buy of Twitter.

“This motion for equitable aid arises out of an effort by Wachtell to essentially alter its payment association as litigation counsel within the twilight of its illustration of Twitter to acquire an improper bonus cost in violation of its fiduciary and moral obligations to its shopper,” claimed the lawsuit filed by X Corp., the successor firm to Twitter. “Wachtell exploited a company shopper left unprotected by lame duck fiduciaries who had misplaced their motivation to behave in Twitter’s greatest curiosity pending its imminent sale to Elon Musk and his entities, X Holdings I, Inc. and X Holdings II, Inc.”

When Musk tried to drag out of his dedication to purchase Twitter, the corporate employed Wachtell in July 2022 to deal with the lawsuit that finally compelled Musk to finish the merger. Musk lastly honored the merger contract in October when it turned clear that he would doubtless lose in courtroom.

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