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Tesla CEO Musk accused in lawsuit of defrauding shareholders

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    Neverland
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    I am definitely not a lawyer, but... this seems like it will be a pretty simple case. Either “Funding Secured” was factually correct or it wasn’t. The SEC investigation should settle that.

    I am definitely not a lawyer, but... this seems like it will be a pretty simple case. Either “Funding Secured” was factually correct or it wasn’t. The SEC investigation should settle that.

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      Deimos
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      This article from Bloomberg today sure makes it sound like it's not true: Tesla Is Seeking a Wide Investor Pool for Its Take-Private Plan

      This article from Bloomberg today sure makes it sound like it's not true: Tesla Is Seeking a Wide Investor Pool for Its Take-Private Plan

      Since Musk first tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share and that he had “funding secured,” he’s offered no evidence to back up the statement. People close to at least 16 financial institutions and technology firms, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, have said they weren’t aware of financing having been locked in before Musk’s tweet.

      7 votes
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        Neverland
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        Hmm, I wonder if those 16 institutions include SoftBank, Saudi sovereign wealth fund, or Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. There are trillions of dollars between those three. Edit: if Musk was not...

        Hmm, I wonder if those 16 institutions include SoftBank, Saudi sovereign wealth fund, or Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. There are trillions of dollars between those three.

        Edit: if Musk was not correct on that statement, then as much as I am a fan, I would be among the first to want him to leave Tesla.

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        1. RapidEyeMovement
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          Softbank said they were not in talks with Tesla in a statement already

          Softbank said they were not in talks with Tesla in a statement already

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    dubteedub
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    I have to say being a electric vehicle supporter but Tesla skeptic, I really am enjoying a good amount of schadenfraude from these last few months of watching Musk self inplode

    I have to say being a electric vehicle supporter but Tesla skeptic, I really am enjoying a good amount of schadenfraude from these last few months of watching Musk self inplode

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    1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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      Accusing that cave diver who criticized him of being a pedophile (based on nothing more than being a British ex-pat in Thailand) is when he jumped the shark for me.

      Accusing that cave diver who criticized him of being a pedophile (based on nothing more than being a British ex-pat in Thailand) is when he jumped the shark for me.

      5 votes