Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, the company and a Musk supporter. In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Donato in California threw out the case filed by Aaron Greenspan. The judge ruled that the case fell short of making plausible claims. Among other things, Greenspan alleged that Omar Qazi, a Musk fan, defamed Greenspan in a series of tweets. Greenspan alleged the tweets were part of a coordinated campaign praising Tesla and attacking critics. Donato ruled that Greenspan didn’t state facts backing up allegations that Qazi was acting as an agent of Tesla or Musk.

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