Attorneys for Musk, Twitter Argue Over Information Exchange

A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk  to create a log of certain documents that relate to former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge”

The ruling came near the start of a three-hour hearing on various pretrial disputes between attorneys for Musk and Twitter.

The two sides will face off in a trial scheduled to start Oct. 17 that will decide whether Twitter can force Musk.

To carry through with his agreed $44 billion acquisition of the company.

Scheduled depositions of Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Monday were postponed.

Musk is now scheduled to be deposed in Delaware on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, according to a Twitter court filing late Monday.

Musk, the world’s richest man, agreed in April to buy Twitter and take it private, offering $54.20 a share and vowing to loosen the company’s policing of content and to root out fake accounts.

In July, Musk indicated that he wanted to back away from the deal, claiming Twitter had failed to provide him enough information.

Attorneys have been fighting incessantly over discovery ever since Twitter filed suit in July, seeking an order of “specific performance”.

The ongoing battle has tested the patience of McCormick, who has already  issued more than a dozen rulings related to discovery disputes.