Bloomberg Law
Sept. 8, 2022, 8:08 PM

Nikola Wins Rulings Against Founder Milton on Brink of Trial (2)

Chris Dolmetsch
Chris Dolmetsch
Bloomberg News

Nikola Corp. won a court order preventing founder Trevor Milton from using certain company communications in his defense against criminal charges that he lied about the company’s products to mislead investors and prop up the stock.

Just ahead of Milton’s trial next week in federal court in Manhattan, US District Judge Edgardo Ramos on Thursday granted Nikola’s request to intervene in the case to prevent Milton from introducing the confidential documents as evidence. The clean-energy truck maker also won its bid for a protective order specifically blocking Milton from eliciting testimony about communications between him and the company’s general counsel ...

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