Twitter Judge Probes Parties As Investor Case Barrels To Trial

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (July 12, 2021, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The California federal judge overseeing Twitter's upcoming trial over claims it misled investors about user engagement sorted through questions about jury instructions and verdict forms at a pretrial hearing Monday, pressing lawyers about whether Twitter can be liable for statements and actions by executives who aren't named defendants.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar — who is set to preside over a jury trial in September over investor claims that the social media giant overstated user engagement in a 2015 earnings call, causing shares to fall nearly 15% in one day — expressed skepticism at Twitter's argument that the corporation cannot...

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