The XRP holders will be a key in the Ripple labs lawsuit as former federal prosecutor James Filan got involved as well as two other executives. But why will they be key? Let’s find out in our latest Ripple news.
Accused of an illegal sale of an unregistered security, the XRP token, Filan shred his opinion on the case showing crucial documents about it. According to him, the XRP community and their active role in participation are making a huge impact on the case. The court also opened an international call-in number for people that are interested in listening to the discovery conference with the session taking place on April 30 and will regard the SEC contacting the foreign regulatory entities to build the case against Ripple Labs. The defendants considered this to be a violation of the foreign procedure as well as the Hague Convention.
Another community effort was led by lawyer John E Deaton who introduced a formal pre-filing pleading. Later, Judge Analisa Torres granted him permission to represent the XRP investors. Deaton asked the community to sign a petition to ask SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to stop the war on XRP with the regulator filing a lawsuit under Clayton’s administration. Gensler is believed to have a pro-crypto approach so according to Deaton, the petition will serve as a way to apply more pressure from each angle.
The lawyer is trying to create a searchable list for all of the XRP holders that signed his previous petition for Class Action Lawsuit as Deaton noted:
“I hope to produce a searchable list of everyone who has signed up – all 12,700 plus. That way you can see your name and know you have been included. If you’re name is not on the list for some reason then we will make sure it gets included. Thanks.”
#XRPCommunity You are making a huge impact on the #SEC_News v. #Ripple case. You are being heard. The Court increased public accommodation from 500 to 4,000 people and provided an international call-in number. But please follow the Court's rules – don't be like the @SEC_News)!
— James K. Filan (@FilanLaw) April 21, 2021
Deaton highlighted the importance of the SEC case versus Ripple Labs that can have for the entire crypto industry. If victorious, some experts claimed that the regulator could try and pursue similar action against other projects. The XRP holders will be key but the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission Dawn Stump said they will be still watching the outcome of the lawsuit:
“The question of whether XRP is a security will be crucial. XRP is similar to bitcoin and other digital assets but also different in key respects, which prompted the SEC’s investigation (…). I am watching the outcome of this case closely because it will help to establish the scope of the SEC’s authority in the digital assets space.”
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