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Elon Musk, Twitter & Contract Law: Could He Have Bailed? (Video)

Nov. 1, 2022, 2:41 PM

Throughout Elon Musk’s tumultuous courtship with Twitter, that eventually resulted in his purchasing the company last week for $44 billion, one legal question hung over the whole saga: could Musk have backed out of the deal?

While there are many ways to structure a contract, once both parties have agreed the options when one party wants to bail and the other wants to go through with the deal are more limited. In this video, we look at the basics of contract law and explore some potential remedies when a deal goes off the rails.

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To contact the producer on this story: Andrew Satter in Washington at asatter@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the executive producer responsible for this story: Josh Block at jblock@bloombergindustry.com