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The SEC claims Musk violated a settlement with the SEC if he tweeted without the approval of a lawyer. The SEC accused the chief executive officer of securities fraud, and Musk settled.

"I don't care if you are a small potato or a big fish", Nathan said as Musk, having an estimated value of $22 billion, then sat at a defense table with his attorneys.

After Nathan encouraged both sides to agree that Musk attended, the order comes.

Both the Panasonic and the next-12-months production tweets are noteworthy in light of the settlement that sprang from Musk tweeting in August of a year ago about trying to take Tesla private. His attorneys said the SEC was violating his First Amendment rights to free speech.

Musk later backed off the idea of taking the company private, but regulators concluded he had not lined up the money to pull off the deal.

Hueston advised the judge the SEC had failed to demonstrate that his client had violated the deal. "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.

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Concerns about demand for Tesla's vehicles escalated last week after the Nikkei reported the company and its partner Panasonic Corp. were freezing plans to expand capacity at the battery factory they share in Nevada.

Tesla stated it only delivered 63,000 vehicles in the quarter, down 31% from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Tesla shares (TSLA) fell as much as 1.7 percent to $263.03 as of 9:38 a.m. Monday in NY trading. The agency asserts that Musk hasn't sought the approval of the lawyer for one tweet.

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.

The tweet that prompted the SEC move said that Tesla will manufacture half a million cars this year.

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