Taking No Chances With SEC, Icahn Reports Dell Tweet

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- “Twitter is great. I like it almost as much as I like Dell.”

That was the inaugural tweet of billionaire Carl Icahn, who joined Twitter on Thursday, using the occasion to tout his ongoing efforts to thwart a $24.4 billion management buyout of the computer maker. For most of the financial world, it was an amusing aside to a quiet day in the markets. 

But for Icahn's lawyers, it was a possible regulatory land mine. The tweet risked being viewed as soliciting votes against the deal, which...
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