Sec vs. Ripple: Defense Lawyer Shares Updated Schedule and Dates

Paigambar Mohan Raj
Source: Coingape

Defense Lawyer, James K Filan, has taken to Twitter to share an updated schedule and status of the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit, which has been ongoing since December of 2020.

In a document linked to his most recent tweet, Filan goes into great detail on what to expect in the coming months and the impending dates.

According to defense counsel James K. Filan, the SEC-Ripple action is currently awaiting seven judgments.

The first, a decision by Magistrate Judge Netburn on the SEC’s claim that all of Hinman’s emails were protected by attorney-client privilege, and the second, a decision by Magistrate Judge Netburn on the SEC’s claim that all of Hinman’s emails were protected by the attorney-client privilege.

The second point of contention is Judge Netburn’s DPP decision. Third, the Ripple’s defendant seeks to force the SEC to respond to or change its responses to specific admission demands (RFA). Regarding the Ripple defendants’ move to force the SEC to respond to specific admission requests, the SEC’s response to Ripple’s request to compel is due on June 2, 2022, and the Ripple defendants’ reply is due on June 13, 2022.

The fourth motion was for attorney’s costs in connection with Metz’s supplemental report. Both sides are scheduled to file a unified answer by today, the 27th of May.

The fifth motion is for an amicus brief to join the “Daubert challenges” motion to exclude expert testimony. Motions to exclude expert testimony (known as “Daubert Challenges”) are scheduled to be filed by July 12th. The deadline for filing an objection to this motion is August 9th, and any reply must be filed by August 30th.

Finally, there are requests to exclude expert testimony and summary judgment motions.

On May 21, CryptoLaw founder John Deaton filed a request to participate in an upcoming challenge against an expert who claimed to know the intentions of XRP holders when acquiring the cryptocurrency. The SEC must object to this motion by June 7, 2022, and any response must be sent by June 10, 2022.

Motions for summary judgment must be submitted by September 13th, and opposition to these motions must be filed by October 18th. All briefings should be concluded by Nov. 15th, then awaiting Judge Torres’ final ruling.

The Ripple defense counsel, on the other hand, said that numerous matters may be determined at different times, making the dates somewhat speculative. Judge Torres’ rulings on expert motion and summary judgment, on the other hand, can be expected on or before March 31, 2023, according to James K. Filan.