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Elon Musk was sued on Tuesday by former Twitter Inc. shareholders who claim they missed out on the recent run-up in its stock price because he waited too long to disclose a 9.2% stake in the social media company.

In a proposed class action filed in Manhattan federal court, the shareholders said Musk, the chief executive of electric car company Tesla Inc., made “materially false and misleading statements and omissions” by failing to reveal he had invested in Twitter by March 24, as required under federal law.

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