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Elon Musk rebuffed in bid to move Tesla tweet trial to Texas

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s bid to move or delay a trial over a misleading tweet about a potential buyout of the electric automaker, setting the stage for the mercurial billionaire to be thrust into a legal drama amid the turmoil of his Twitter takeover. The decision by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen came during a hearing held in San Francisco federal court to prepare for a trial scheduled to begin Tuesday with jury selection. The trial revolves around a 2018 tweet in which he indicated he intended to buy out Tesla shareholders before recanting.

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