Day Around the Bay: Elon Musk Loses Fight to Delay Twitter Trial

  • There does not appear to be a friendly relationship between the public defender’s office and the office of new prosecutor Brooke Jenkins, as public defender Mano Raju accuses prosecutor Brooke Jenkins of waging a new “war on drugs.” KRON-4 reports that “District Attorney Brooke Jenkins’ office recently filed charges against more than a dozen people solely for possession of drug paraphernalia.” But Jenkins himself tells the network, “I have no policy changes regarding the charges of simple possession of drugs and paraphernalia. My office will promptly withdraw these charges as they were not made in accordance with our office’s policy.” [KRON-4]
  • Elon Musk and Twitter law firm process is set for October as efforts by Musk’s lawyers to delay it until next year were shot down by a judge on Tuesday. Twitter argues that Musk is trying to bid them time as the company is declining in value, and a judge agreed, saying “delay risks irreparable harm” and “the longer the delay, the greater the risk.” [KGO]
  • Facebook parent company Meta is being sued by another company called Meta, which goes by the Meta name first. The “original” meta is an installation art company that says they’ve been using the name “for over twelve years” and complain that their name is now “associated with the toxicity that’s inextricably linked to Facebook.” [The Verge]
  • In other news of Facebook lawsuits, Amazon is suing more than 10,000 Facebook group admins over fake product rating systems. [CBS News]
  • 52-year-old Uber driver Kon Fung was mugged and killed Sunday morning on his way to work at the 2000 block of 13th Avenue in Oakland. [KGO]
  • A predictably dismal gain for Netflix on Tuesday as the company lost another 1.3 million subscribers in the US and Canada over the past three months. [The Verge]

Image: Joe Kukura, SFist

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