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Elon Musk Subpoenas Stanford In Twitter Case

 |  August 31, 2022

Stanford University was subpoenaed by Elon Musk as part of his legal fight with Twitter over his plan to walk away from a $44 billion takeover offer.

Lawyers for Musk want all records of all “conversations, conferences, discussions, interviews, meetings, negotiations and agreements” between Twitter and Stanford as well as anyone related to the university about the proposed deal, according to a subpoena issued Wednesday in Delaware.  

At the age of 24, Musk started a doctoral program in physics at Stanford in 1995 but dropped out after two days. Earlier this month, the Tesla founder tweeted about a letter he received from a Stanford professor telling him about the cutting-edge research he missed out on. 

It’s not clear what connection Musk thinks Stanford has to the deal, but the university has links to much of what goes on in Silicon Valley. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has a Stanford Ph.D. in computer science, and Fei Fei Li, a computer science professor at the university, serves on the company’s board. Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were also Stanford computer science grad students. 

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