Twitter's case against Elon Musk goes to trial on October 17

A Delaware judge has ordered a five-day trial, between

October 17 and 21, in Twitter's lawsuit that seeks 

to hold Elon Musk to his $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.

The information is contained in a court filing that became public on Friday (29).

Musk, the world's richest person and CEO of Telsa, must also file any 

counterclaims (a request made by the defendant in a 

lawsuit when filing a challenge to the plaintiff's allegations) by 5 

p.m. this Friday, according to the order signed by 

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Musk's lawyers said he can file a counterclaim, essentially his

own lawsuit against Twitter, in which he could seek financial damages for the challenged business.