Elon Musk’s court has ruled that Elon Musk’s response to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social network will be made public no later than Friday evening.
Musk’s lawyers wanted to file a public version of their response and counterclaims in a Delaware court on Wednesday. But Twitter’s lawyers have complained they need more time to review and possibly edit Musk’s closed case, saying it “mostly” refers to internal Twitter information and data provided to Musk.
In its new subpoena, filed with the Delaware Chancery, where the lawsuit will begin in October for five days, Twitter is requesting all documents and communications from Tesla related to Musk’s $44 billion takeover bid.
Twitter claims that Musk signed a contract to buy the company and is using spam accounts as a false pretext to cancel the deal.
The Twitter subpoena lists 27 demands on Tesla, including Tesla’s internal communications regarding Musk’s buyout plan, all communications between Musk and Twitter, and between Musk and his co-investors.
Twitter also wants “all documents related to approximately $8.4 billion worth of Tesla shares that Musk sold to fund the tender offer.”