Judges often strike the most interesting exchanges between lawyers and witnesses from the trial record—especially those where the witness starts asking the questions.
That was certainly the case Monday as Elon Musk took the stand for his second day on the stand in the trial centering on his 2018 tweets announcing plans to take Tesla private. Musk began testifying late Friday afternoon in the rare securities class action to make it to trial after being called as an adverse witness by Nicholas Porritt of Levi & Korsinsky who represents a class of thousands of Tesla shareholders. Plaintiffs claim their Tesla stock lost millions—possibly billions—in value after Musk tweeted on Aug. 7, 2018: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”