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Tesla Judge Refuses to Silence Musk in Go-Private Tweet Case (1)

April 20, 2022, 9:15 PM

Elon Musk defeated an attempt by investors suing over his 2018 tweet about taking Tesla Inc. private to make him stay quiet about the case until it goes to trial next year.

The investors “failed to make a satisfactory showing” that an order restricting Musk’s public commentary is required or warranted, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The shareholders asked the judge to order restrictions on Musk’s commentary after he publicly complained at a TED talk that he was “unlawfully” forced to settle a 2018 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over the same tweet that’s at the heart of the ...