Elon Musk Voices Deep Disapproval towards Motion Seeking to Remove Tesla Attorneys from Dogecoin Lawsuit, Labels it an ‘Insult’
Elon Musk’s lawyers have requested a federal judge to dismiss a complaint calling for their removal from a class-action lawsuit by Dogecoin investors. The plaintiffs accused the lawyers of acting improperly, but Musk’s lawyers argued that the allegations were baseless and failed to pass the court’s “laugh test.” They called the request an insult and a waste of the court’s time. The lawyers stated that there was “absolutely nothing funny” about the accusations and that it was actually the plaintiffs’ attorney who was acting inappropriately.
In the motion filed by Dogecoin investors’ attorney Evan Spencer on June 26, he accused Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, of leaking a derogatory letter to the press. Spencer claimed that this was a “dirty tactic” to prejudice the case. He also requested the removal of Tesla attorney Allison Huebert due to a conflict of interest stemming from her work for Musk and his company. Additionally, Spencer called for financial sanctions against Musk’s lawyers for their alleged misconduct.
Musk’s legal team responded to these accusations by stating that Spencer’s leaking claim was unsubstantiated and even if it were true, it did not violate any ethics rules. They also argued that New York law permitted representation of both executives and their companies at the same time, countering Spencer’s argument that it was a conflict of interest.
The court battle between Musk and the Dogecoin investors began last June with allegations that Musk was involved in a racketeering scheme related to the cryptocurrency. Musk has denied any wrongdoing, claiming his interest in DOGE and previous collaborations with the token’s founders as proof of his innocence. The outcome of the case will determine whether Musk will face legal consequences for his alleged involvement in the Dogecoin scheme.