Elon Musk seeks to end 2018 fraud settlement with SEC

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday asked a federal judge to overturn a settlement he reached with securities regulators in 2018 that required his tweets to be pre-approved, a condition which fomented an ongoing dispute with the government over whether he and Tesla followed the reign.

In a motion filed in Manhattan federal court, Mr. Musk’s lawyers argued that Twitter’s surveillance policy had become unworkable, while the Securities and Exchange Commission abused the agreement to “turn after round of requests for the production of voluminous and expensive documents, without any signs of appeasement.


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