After a 16-month pandemic delay, attorneys for Elon Musk and Tesla Inc. are set to defend the 2016 acquisition of U.S. solar-panel installer SolarCity Corp., in a deal that sparked allegations of wasted company assets and inside-family dealing by the Silicon Valley-based electric car brand.

The 10-day trial, scheduled to begin July 12 in Wilmington, pits Musk and his heavy-hitting team of Delaware attorneys against a group of Tesla investors who accused Musk of orchestrating the $2.6 billion buyout of a worthless firm, run by his cousins, at an “excessive price and for pretextual business reasons.”

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