Explainer-Can Elon Musk defy a court if ordered to buy Twitter?

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By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has sued Elon Musk to force him to go through with the $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. What happens if Twitter succeeds and the world’s richest man, who regularly taunts securities regulators, refuses to comply with the court order? CAN A COURT ORDER MUSK TO BUY TWITTER? Twitter is asking a Delaware court to grant “specific performance” under the terms of its contract with Musk – in other words, force him to complete the acquisition at the agreed price of $54.20 a share. The court has issued such orders before. Chicken p…

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