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A Delaware judge is hearing arguments over the sharing of information between lawyers for Twitter and Elon Musk in a lawsuit in which the social media giant seeks to force Musk to complete its $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.

Tuesday’s hearing came three weeks before a scheduled trial in the lawsuit and a day after scheduled testimony by Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal was postponed. Musk is currently scheduled to be arraigned in Delaware on October 6 and 7, according to a court filing on Twitter late Monday.

Musk, the world’s richest man, agreed in April to buy Twitter and take it private, offering $54.20 a share and promising to loosen the company’s control over content and root out fake accounts. In July, Musk said he wanted to back out of the deal, arguing that Twitter had not provided him with enough information about the number of fake accounts on its platform.

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE conference and exhibition in Washington. On September 27, 2022, a Delaware judge hears arguments about attorneys sharing information in the Twitter lawsuit.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The hearing will begin with arguments on a motion by Musk’s lawyers to reconsider their response to the lawsuit and their counterclaims against Twitter for a second time. Musk’s lawyers want to add information about the company’s exit agreement and $7.75 million payment to former employee Peter “Maju” Zatko. Musk’s lawyers argue that Twitter required his consent before making the payment, but failed to do so.

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Zatko is a cybersecurity expert who led Twitter’s security department until he was fired earlier this year. In July, he filed a whistleblower complaint with Congress, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The complaint details multiple allegations against Twitter, including that CEO Parag Agrawal and other executives and board members made false and misleading statements about Twitter’s cybersecurity, privacy and integrity.

Twitter’s lawyers say the inclusion of Zatko’s breakup should be conditioned on Musk’s lawyers turning over records of all communications since December between Musk, his advisers and co-investors involving Zatko.

The judge will also hear arguments on several other disputes regarding the disclosure or sharing of information between Musk’s lawyers and Twitter. They include attempts by Musk’s lawyers to obtain more data from a sample of about 9,000 Twitter accounts in the fourth quarter of 2021, as well as claims that Twitter is hiding too much information as “privileged” or confidential. Musk’s lawyers also claim that Twitter is wrongfully withholding information about user metrics.

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Meanwhile, Twitter’s lawyers are asking a judge to sanction Musk’s lawyers for failing to produce responsible phone messages and to order them to comply with a preliminary discovery order.

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