SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has asked a federal court in San Francisco, Calif., to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former employees over “mass layoffs,” or move it to the District of Delaware.
Eight former employees of the social media company filed the potential class-action lawsuit over being laid off after new owner Elon Musk’s takeover.
The complaint claims assurances were made by Twitter leadership before Musk’s takeover, and that the return to the office, short notice of layoffs, and low severance offers were unexpected.
Attorneys for Twitter argued that the complaint made “vague, imprecise” claims, and that furthermore, the complainants did not have enough in common to form a class.
Twitter’s lawyers called for the case to be dismissed or moved to the District of Delaware, which is handling legal disputes related to Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the company.