Elon Musk asked a US judge on Thursday to halt Twitter’s lawsuit over the shaky negotiations to buy Tesla after the troubled social media giant refused Tesla’s chief’s request to halt the case.

Musk’s request comes just two days after he reactivated his plan to buy out rivals. Musk’s unpredictable billionaire’s withdrawal in July from the $44 billion transaction led Twitter to file a lawsuit against Musk for the breach of contract case in Delaware court.

The trial is scheduled to begin on October 17.

“There is no need for an expedited trial to order Defendants to do what they are already doing and this action is now moot,” according to a report made by Musk lawyers, which referred to his latest deal.

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“Yet, Twitter will not take yes for an answer. Astonishingly, they have insisted on proceeding with this litigation, recklessly putting the deal at risk and gambling with their stockholders’ interests.”

Musk on Tuesday wrote an email to Twitter in which he reaffirmed the $54.20-per-share offer with the requirement that the Delaware court should stop actions in the lawsuit against Musk.

Twitter stated on Tuesday that it plans to conclude the buyout agreement at $54.20 price, in the statement, but did not address Elon Musk demand concerning the freeze of the litigation.

This Wednesday Delaware judge Kathaleen McCormick stated that she would proceed with the trial noting that neither side requested a suspension.


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