Tesla CEO Elon Musk and federal regulators have till Thursday to select a brand-new contract about keeping track of the billionaire’s tweets, a judge bought Thursday.

Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fulfilled by phone for “over an hour” as bought by Judge Alison Nathan previously in April, the 2 celebrations stated in a joint filing.

“While we have actually not reached an arrangement, counsel for the SEC, Mr. Musk, and counsel for Tesla fulfilled and provided for over an hour by telephone previously today and are continuing to go over prospective resolution,” the filing checks out.

If a resolution is reached next week, it might lastly wane Musk’s months-long tussle with federal regulators. Musk initially stimulated the dispute back in September, when he tweeted that he was think about taking Tesla personal at $420 per share, including that financing was protected.

Financing was anything however protected, it was later on exposed, and the kerfuffle led to 2, $20 million settlements in between both Tesla and Musk with the SEC.

Musk likewise accepted have his tweets kept track of by a business staff member, however Tesla has actually not divulged who that “twitter caretaker” is. That was great, till Musk tweeted on February 19 that Tesla would make 500,000 automobiles in 2019— a significant variance from what the business had actually informed financiers in its regulative filings.

In spite of a correction about 4 hours later on that early morning, the SEC implicated Musk of breaking the contract and asked the court to discover him in contempt of court. That movement is what brought Musk to a Manhattan court space in April, when a judge bought both him and the SEC to place on their ‘reasonableness trousers’ and pertain to a brand-new contract, which is now due on Thursday, April25