Craig Wright’s Satoshi case will go to trial, both sides of the lawyers confirmed it. The trial is scheduled for 6 July 2020 in the Miami division before judge Bloom.
05 May, 2020 | AtoZ Markets – Craig Wright’s Satoshi Case is delighting the crypto world for more than two years. The case concerns 1.1 million Bitcoin which have or have not been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin. Satoshi may or may not in a trust controlled by Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto himself. If bitcoins recovered, Wright may have to share them with the estate of his former trading partner, the late David Kleiman.
Wright vs Kleiman Enters Final Act
Lawyers representing the two parties have confirmed that they expect the trial on 6 July. The case has captivated the crypto community for several years could finally find a solution. On 1 May, Justice Bloom, who presides over the case, ordered that the trial begins on 6 July. More importantly, lawyers representing both parties confirmed that they did not plan to file motions that could delay the trial. They looked forward to the opportunity to prove their case in court.
Dr. Wright’s lawyer Andres Rivero said that his client has always wanted to establish the truth in court and that there will be no delaying motions on their part:
It is always possible that the cases will be delayed, they could be motions, additional requests from the plaintiffs […] But we opposed all the delays, and we always wanted to go to trial. The plaintiffs should prove that there was a verbal agreement that 50% of everything Dr. Wright did for the rest of his life belonged to Mr. Kleiman.
According to Rivero, Kleiman was a close friend of Dr. Wright. However, that didn’t entitle him to half of Wright’s Bitcoins (BTC). In a published statement, Velvel Freedman of Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP, the firm that represents Ira Kleiman, called these claims absurd:
Any comment that the Plaintiffs are responsible for any delay in the date of the trial is absurd. As Justice Bloom observed on 10 January 2020,” Craig’s ‘antics and conduct delayed and hindered the process of discovery, wasted precious time and resources[…] And prevented the plaintiff from obtaining evidence “. The complainants are impatiently awaiting trial.
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