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Judge Calls For Civility In Tesla Libel And Fraud Case

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Judge Calls For Civility In Tesla Libel And Fraud Case

Law360 (September 3, 2020, 6:20 PM EDT) — A California federal judge has directed all sides in securities fraud and libel litigation involving automaker Tesla and CEO Elon Musk to act more civil and professional with each other, after a short seller and a prominent shareholder disagreed over a series of procedural snafus.

U.S. District Judge James Donato on Wednesday rebuffed short seller Aaron Greenspan’s argument that the court should enter a default judgment against Tesla shareholder and customer Omar Qazi and his company Smick Enterprises Inc., holding that any delays by Qazi and his company did not amount to a “dereliction of duty or inexcusable neglect.”

Greenspan sought…

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