Elon Musk Shuffles Legal Team for $258B DOGE Trial Showdown

The Dogefather makes a couple of substitutions in Tesla’s legal defense team before game time in the courts.

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  • Elon Musk lost one of the leading in-house litigators.
  • $258 billion lawsuit accuses Musk of price manipulation. 
  • A new member joins the legal team ahead of the hearing.

A breakthrough in the $258 billion Dogecoin pyramid case indicates a line-up change in Elon Musk’s defense. According to today’s filing in Manhattan Federal Court, attorney Adam Gabor Mehes is leaving Tesla’s legal team. The prominent attorney has been in the middle of the action of the Dogecoin class-action lawsuit for over a year.

On the other hand, Tesla and Elon Musk’s legal defense team welcomed Allison Huebert, an experienced lawyer who previously worked for the Quinn Emanuel law firm. Previously, Elon was revealed to be building a “hardcore litigation department” and created the department’s email address “justice@tesla.com.”

Prospected to be the star player in the lawsuit, the fresh-off-the-boat litigation team member has 69 followers on Twitter. Her bio quotes a prayer by the iconic French philosopher and writer Voltaire:

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it”.

The Mystical Whale Who Sold Off $124M in DOGE

The case plaintiffs are currently focused on April’s Twitter logo change to Shiba Inu. According to them, The Dogefather used his social media influence and position to prop up Dogecoin’s price, only later to sell a colossal 1.4 billion tokens during the 30% spike.

Interestingly, the Ethereum wallets traced by the blockchain sleuths indicate that the whale still holds millions of dollars in Dogecoin. Tesla’s attorney Alex Shapiro denied these claims in a motion filed for the Manhattan Federal Court.

While the crypto world awaits the next development in this ground-breaking case, DOGE still changes hands sailing slightly above the fundamental support line of $0.06. The continuous consolidation in Dogecoin’s price shows strong resilience compared to other significant market-cap altcoins.

However, DOGE still dipped 15% monthly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) simultaneously slapped Binance and Coinbase with lengthy lawsuits in Gary Gensler’s latest attempt to curb crypto.

On the Flipside

  • Tesla’s lawyer team filed a motion to dismiss the class-action lawsuit in April after arguing that phrases like “Dogecoin To The Moon” and dog memes are not financial advice.
  • The lawsuit also states that Dogecoin, the Proof-of-Work blockchain derived from Bitcoin’s code, should be regarded as a security, which is unlikely for PoW blockchains.

Why This Matters

The outcome of this case could be crucial for Dogecoin’s future.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.