Attorneys representing a bunch of Dogecoin buyers who’re suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk need the billionaire’s attorneys thrown out for misconduct, based on a brand new courtroom submitting within the case.
In a filing submitted to the federal courtroom in Manhattan, the DOGE investor attorneys referred to as on the decide to disqualify Musk’s attorneys for displaying a sample of “deprecating and oppressive misconduct” within the case.
“Trials ought to be litigated and defended by attorneys, not by yes-men,” the plaintiffs wrote. “Tesla is a publicly traded company whose CEO can not unilaterally yoke its authorized protection to his personal functions.”
The plaintiffs particularly level to a letter that was reported on by the New York Put up on June 15 as proof of the defendants’ “soiled ways”.
The letter, written by Musk lawyer Alex Spiro, demanded the withdrawal of an amended grievance that accused the Tesla CEO of secretly proudly owning two wallets that offered $124 million in DOGE throughout a two-day interval in April when Twitter changed its signature blue-bird icon with a picture of Dogecoin’s emblem, a Shiba Inu canine. They allege that Musk did this to govern the value of DOGE.
Within the letter shared with the Put up, Spiro rejected the allegations and attacked the competency of one in every of DOGE’s attorneys, Evan Spencer. The plaintiffs accused Spiro of attempting to “materially prejudice” the case by disparaging Spencer.
For this, the plaintiffs’ attorneys referred to as on the decide to dismiss Spiro and different attorneys from the Quinn Emanual agency working for Musk, and to levy monetary penalties on them for his or her conduct. The DOGE attorneys additionally referred to as for the dismissal of Tesla lawyer Allison Huebert for her work for Musk within the case.
Neither Spencer nor the Quinn Emmanual attorneys instantly returned Decrypt’s request for a remark.
The $258 billion court battle between the world’s richest man and the meme coin buyers started final June over allegations that Musk was a part of a racketeering scheme to again the cryptocurrency.
Musk, who gleefully tweeted for years about his curiosity in DOGE and who has worked with the token’s founders previously, denies any wrongdoing.