The SEC has sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding its privatization plans and Musk’s statement to determine whether the billionaire inventor intentionally misled investors.
Tesla, in response, has also hired two law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison to help deal with the SEC, and Latham & Watkins to advise on privatization.
Last week, Musk shocked investors after tweeting that he could take the company private at $420 per share, the stock soared on the news before being halted by the Nasdaq.
A former SEC commissioner told FOX Business last week if Musk’s funding disclosure was not accurate, which appears to be the case a week later, it would create a new round of legal issues for Musk.
Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett thinks Elon Musk’s tweet, about considering taking Tesla private, is legal, but may still spark an SEC inquiry.
1. Elon Musk did not trade on the announcement and did not tell anyone else to trade the announcement
2. Elon Musk and Tesla did announce in 2013 that they would use twitter to make announcements
3. Tesla did release the information in an official public announcement. There was a lag.
4. If there is anything inaccurate in the tweet.
Elon is safe on points 1 and 2.
Items 3 and 4 are causes for lawsuits.
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