Vomiting attorney interrupts trial involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk

A sick attorney briefly interrupted a trial involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who a group of shareholders alleges improperly participated in Tesla's acquisition of energy system company SolarCity.

The unidentified man, reportedly part of the plaintiffs' legal team, vomited as he sat in the juror's box during Musk's testimony on Tuesday.

The man left the courtroom on his own and denied on-site medical aid, and the trial resumed about an hour later, the News Journal reported.

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Musk took to the witness stand in a Delaware court for the second day in a row on Tuesday, keeping up his battle with opposing counsel Randall Baron, whom Musk called "a bad human being" on Monday.

Baron seeks to demonstrate, as alleged in the litigants' complaint, that Musk and others among Tesla's board of directors committed "breaches of fiduciary duty and waste of corporate assets" to obtain "unjust enrichment" by acquiring SolarCity, a company Musk helped found and was chairman at the time.

"Your questions are so deceptive," Musk told Baron from the stand on Tuesday.

Musk denied improper involvement in the merger, telling Baron and the court he recommended the Tesla board pay $28.50 per share to acquire SolarCity, which it declined to do, opting to offer $26.50 per share.

"They don't listen to me, obviously," Musk said.

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Musk said on Monday an independent director oversaw the negotiation for the merger, and Tesla's negotiators denied one of his proposals to finance SolarCity temporarily.

Musk could pay as much as $2 billion if he loses the case, according to CNBC. Other former Tesla board members agreed to settle the suit without admitting wrongdoing for $60 million in 2020.

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