Elon Musk’s Twitter Fee Fight with Law Firm Wachtell Belongs in Arbitration, Judge Says

A $90 million legal clash between Elon Musk and the law firm that helped force him to complete his $44 billion buyout of Twitter should be heard by arbitrators rather than in court for now, a California state judge said in a ruling on Tuesday.

Judge Richard Ulmer of San Francisco Superior Court agreed with law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz that “the parties clearly and unmistakably” agreed to let an arbitrator decide which claims, if any, are subject to arbitration.

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