Will Elon Musk and/or his lawyer, Alex Spiro, be sanctioned for conduct relating to the March 27 deposition of Musk?
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Articles describing the sanctions motion and response: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/musk-lawyer-spiro-faces-sanctions-bid-over-deposition-conduct, https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center/2024/04/22/elon-musk-lawyers-respond-to-sanctions-motion/

The actual motion for sanctions: https://aboutblaw.com/bdy3

The actual response: https://aboutblaw.com/bdIW

The deposition transcript: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24539298-musk-deposition

Question will resolve YES if the court grants the plaintiff's motion by imposing any sanctions on either Musk or his attorney, Alex Spiro. This includes monetary sanctions or any order imposing negative consequences on either of them that comes from the court's ruling on the motion for sanctions, such as permitting a new deposition. Question will resolve NO if the order on the motion linked above does not impose such sanctions.

EDIT made prior to anyone trading on the market: I will resolve YES if the court denies the motion for sanctions but also responds to Spiro's request for pro hac vice status by denying it, since that is one of the things the sanctions motion asks for.

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Hearing is tomorrow (May 7). Interesting hint: the judge has suggested Spiro appear in person at that hearing.

"[Judge] Hexsel’s recommendation for Spiro to appear in her Austin courtroom came after Spiro’s co-counsel, John Bash, asked her to approve his participation in the case, defending his “distinguished career.” But if she’s inclined to reject his request, Bash said, Spiro first “wants a chance to address the court.”"

Never heard of this suit before...

Well America is gonna America... everything for a quick buck, lol.

@NiklasBergstrom It's not the strongest defamation suit, but it's not frivolous. And the lawyers involved are fresh off a huge victory in the Alex Jones case, which was also not seen as the strongest case when it was first filed. (And also wound up getting a lot easier for them when the defendants bungled the case.)

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