Elon Musk’s latest drama: a lawsuit over his Tesla buyout tweets

A nine-person jury was seated Tuesday to hear whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk defrauded investors by claiming in 2018 tweets that he had secured financing to take the electric automaker private. In the case of Tesla, Musk’s tweets fueled a stock price rally that abruptly ended a week later when it became clear that Musk did not have the funding for a buyout after all.