Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trial Date for Vernon Unsworth v. Elon Musk Defamation Case

One of Elon Musk's many legal tangles, Vernon Unsworth v. Elon Musk (2:18-cv-08048-SVW-JC) is in federal court in the California Central District. From yesterday's order denying Musk's motion for summary judgment:

For the reasons discussed above, the Court DENIES Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Dkt. 58. The jury trial remains scheduled for December 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., with pretrial on November 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m..


eahilf said...

Reminds me somewhat of cases filed against the SPLC, eg:

Glen Allen v SPLC -- Breathing Space for Dissent, LLC

Craig Nelsen v SPLC -- Lawsuits/Craig Nelsen v SPLC

eahilf said...

'I was given a life sentence without parole': Hero cave rescuer fights back tears in court as he tells how Elon Musk left him 'humiliated and ashamed' after branding him a 'pedo guy' on Twitter

Unsworth added that it 'hurts' to think of the possible affect Musk's 'pedo guy' remark has had on his English wife Vanessa - from whom he separated in 1993 - and his daughter Danielle, 24.

I don't know about you or anyone else, but I'm rooting for Unsworth.