Another Blow for the SEC as the Court Strikes down the Agency’s Motion to Revoke John E Deaton’s ‘amici curiae’ Status.

On July 27th, James K.Filan, a member of defendant’s legal team, shared the court order relating to SEC filing asking to revoke John E Deaton’s ‘amici curiae’ status.

In the order, while court denied SEC’s motion, it also halted Deaton from participating further in the proceedings, particularly expert challenge. The order  however, stated that the amici can still file application to brief concerns with SEC’s expert at summary judgement.

It is notable that John E Deaton is the founder of ‘Crypto Law’ firm and represents 67,000 XRP holders in the lawsuit. Deaton was granted the ‘amici curiae’ status after the court had denied his request to make him a party in the case. Under the ‘amici curiae’ status Deaton was entitled to assist the court as a friend. The latin term ‘amici curiae’ literally means ‘the friend of the court’.

In another tweet, Filan shared schedule of the lawsuit as of  July 25th. As per the schedule all the undisputed facts from both the parties and the motions for summary judgement must be submited to the court before September 13, 2022. The opposition to the motion shall be filed by October 18, 2022 and the replies to the opposition must be submited by November 15, 2022.

Moreover, yesterday Deaton tweeted that the SEC launched enforcement campaign against everyone who tried to cooperate with the agency he particularly stated that Coinbase, despite shelfing few of its projects, faces the litigation. He also reiterated that it is SEC’s war on all crypto and the community must fight to win.

Also, Stuart Alderoty, Ripple’s lead counsel tweeted that rather than providing regularity clarity to the market, the SEC is bullying crypto companies through ‘filing unproven allegations masquerading as regulation’.

Khalid Shafqat

Khalid is a full-time writer and specializes in writing fluff-free and engaging content in Crypto Space. He is a multi-faceted working professional and had a great interest in “Blockchain” technology.

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