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Twitter hired experts for case against Musk—now Musk won’t pay them, lawsuit says

Company says it wasn’t paid for work on lawsuit that forced Musk to complete merger.

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Twitter was sued yesterday by a consulting firm that says it was never paid for work it did on the lawsuit that forced Elon Musk to complete his purchase of the company.

Charles River Associates (CRA) says it was hired by Twitter in August 2022, shortly after Twitter sued Musk over his refusal to complete their $44 billion merger agreement. Musk finally completed the purchase in late October after it became clear that he was likely to lose in court.

From August 15 to October 27, “CRA provided all requested expert consulting work and services to Twitter and its legal counsel in connection with the Musk Litigation and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Contract,” according to the lawsuit filed yesterday in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The lawsuit said that “Twitter has breached the Contract by failing to pay all of the CRA Invoices,” which added up to $2.19 million.

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