Elon Musk and his lawyers were appearing before a federal judge in NY that will choose whether the Tesla CEO ought to be kept in contempt of court for violating the arrangement with all the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The two sides have been at odds over whether Musk violated a settlement previous year related to his tweeting about trying to take the company private.
"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. If they can't, she'll rule whether Musk is in contempt.
The order comes after Nathan urged both sides to agree at a hearing on Thursday in NY that Musk attended.
"Everybody take a deep breath, put your reasonableness pants on and work out this", Nathan stated. The agency contends that Musk hasn't sought the lawyer's approval for a single tweet. The SEC alleges that Musk blatantly violated the settlement with a February 19 tweet about Tesla vehicle production that wasn't approved by the company's "disclosure counsel".
"Shocked by Unsworth's indefensible and baseless attacks, Musk answered to defend himself and the efforts of SpaceX, Tesla, and the Boring Company employees who had given up their days and nights to help find a solution", the says.
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 previous year about trying to take Tesla private.
In August 2018, the US SEC filed a lawsuit against Mr Musk after he tweeted that he was considering taking the company private.
Meanwhile, the Tesla's shares are falling almost 10 percent in early trading after the company stated it churns out 77,100 vehicles at the first quarter, as well behind the pace it must sustain to meet Musk's assurance.
Tesla recently made Autopilot a standard across its vehicles.
At Wednesday's close, Tesla stocks were down 12.3percent up to now this season.