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Judge approves amicus briefs filed in Ripple’s defense – judgement expected H1 2023

12 Oct, 20222 min readAltcoins
Judge approves amicus briefs filed in Ripple’s defense – judgement expected H1 2023

Judge Analisa Torres has reportedly approved I-Remit and Tapjet’s requests to file amicus briefs to defend Ripple Labs in the ongoing SEC vs. XRP lawsuit.

Earlier on Sept. 30, remittance firm I-Remit and aircraft firm Tapjets approached the U.S. District Court requesting to file an “amicus brief.” The application will see the third parties provide evidence that proves XRP’s utility in their day-to-day business.

However, the SEC moved to oppose their request on the grounds that Ripple may have influenced the details of the brief.

Ripple slammed the SEC for resisting the motion, stating that the amicus brief is intended to aid the court with insights not readily available to the parties in the lawsuit.

#XRPCommunity #SECGov v. #Ripple #XRP Judge Torres, over the SEC’s objection, grants I-Remit’s and TapJets’ requests to file amicus briefs in support of Ripple. — James K. Filan 🇺🇸🇮🇪 118k (beware of imposters) (@FilanLaw) October 11, 2022

Expectedly, I-Remit and Tapjet will proceed to file their amicus brief in support of Ripple by Oct. 14, 2022.

Court judgment expected by the first half of 2023

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said on Oct. 11 that the company expects an answer judgment from the ongoing SEC v.s Ripple case by the first half of 2023.

“I think we’ll have an answer in the first half of next year, whether that’s the first quarter or second quarter, we shall see, ” said Garlinghouse.

Ripple and the SEC had earlier filed for summary judgment to let the court decide on their case using already presented evidence and arguments.

Double win for Ripple

Recently, Ripple has been on the winning side of the court’s judgment.

The court mandated the SEC on Sept. 30 to release the Hinman document to Ripple. The document contains evidence that former SEC official William Hinman asserted that cryptocurrencies like XRP are not securities.

The amicus brief request approval is yet another win for Ripple, as I-Remit and Tapjet file their evidence to prove XRP’s utility beyond being a speculative asset.

According to CryptoSlate data, Ripple’s XRP is up 1.51% in the last 24 hours.

Christian is a crypto-curious nerd who loves to investigate how protocols work under the hood. Christian is interested in DeFi protocol research, token economics, and on-chain analytics.

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