Musk's legal team wants a trial over his abandoned takeover to begin next year, but Twitter is lobbying for the proceedings to begin as soon as possible.
Twitter and Elon Musk are embroiled in a new fight — this time over when a trial should begin.
The social network is suing the billionaire after he pulled out of a $44 billion deal to buy the company.
Twitter has filed its lawsuit with the Delaware Court of Chancery, and wants the non-jury trial to begin in September.
But now, Musk's legal team have requested that the hearings begin next year — and say Tesla's CEO needs time to perform discovery.
This didn't go down well with Twitter, which has said that the earliest trial date possible is "imperative," adding:
"This very public dispute harms Twitter with each passing day Musk is in breach. Musk amplifies this harm by using the company's own platform as a megaphone to disparage it."
Twitter also claimed that "no public company of this size and scale has ever had to bear these uncertainties."
The judge assigned the case currently has COVID, but she has confirmed that a hearing to discuss the trial schedule will take place virtually later on Tuesday.