Nathan pushed Crumpton through the hearing to specify the conditions under which consent should be sought by Musk before he tweets, also attracted attention to ambiguity surrounding the principles that the SEC sought to apply.
As part of the settlement, Musk begrudgingly agreed to seek consent before he tweets.
In a statement after the hearing, Musk signaled he is willing to work out a deal.
But Musk attorney John Hueston told the judge that the SEC had failed to demonstrate that his client had violated the deal.More news: Portland takes Game 1 against Oklahoma
The SEC states Musk violated the settlement as he tweeted without the approval of a lawyer. "I am confident the trial court will likewise reject this fanciful position which if adopted, would effectively prevent an individual from seeking redress for any and all false and defamatory attacks on reputation published on the Internet", Wood said.
"Please note that the price of the Tesla Full Self-Driving option will increase substantially over time", Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla, tweeted late on Saturday. The SEC says it hurt investors that purchased Tesla stock but until they had precise information. The SEC alleges that Musk blatantly violated the settlement with a February 19 tweet about Tesla vehicle production that wasn't approved by the company's "disclosure counsel".
"Does he want preapproval?"
The judge challenged somewhat rhetorically if there was anything Musk might be held in contempt for if Hueston argued that the SEC had imposed rules hard to decode.
Musk said Thursday because he entered a courthouse he believes judges in the American system are all outstanding also has great respect to the justice system. Some former SEC attorneys say the agency. That tweet sent the business's inventory.More news: Boston Celtics win Game 1 in defensive struggle vs Indiana Pacers
The SEC sought to oust Musk from his job over his August tweet as chairman and CEO. Instead, Musk and Tesla agreed to pay $40 million and made other concessions to settle the case. Musk agreed to resign as chairman for 3 decades and remain in his role.
Musk's unpredictable behaviour has led some to wonder whether he ought to stay CEO of Tesla, but others say he's precious and the visionary behind the company to lose.
At Wednesday's close, Tesla shares were down 12.3% so far this year.
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