In the ongoing Ripple lawsuit, attorney Nicole Tatz has filed a Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. This comes as she departs from the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, which is representing the Ripple CEO in the ongoing case.
#XRPCommunity #SECGov v. #Ripple #XRP Attorney Nicole Tatz has filed a Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for @bgarlinghouse because she will no longer be associated with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. All other counsel remain in the case.https://t.co/4abk0VlHcC
— James K. Filan 🇺🇸🇮🇪 126k (beware of imposters) (@FilanLaw) December 16, 2022
Meanwhile, all other parties remain involved in the case. In December 2020, the SEC filed its lawsuit against Ripple Labs, and two of its executives, CEO Bradley Garlinghouse and co-founder Christian Larsen, were accused of misleading XRP investors by selling $1.3 billion in unregistered security offerings.
In April 2021, the two executives moved to have the individual lawsuits filed against them dismissed. The response did not come until March this year, when the individual defendants’ motion to have the lawsuit against them dismissed was denied.
In the Ripple-SEC case, motions for summary judgment have now been fully briefed, as the final submission has already been made. Ripple is asking the judge to rule in its favor, with the verdict expected in early 2023, according to James K. Filan’s prediction.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse expects the case not to go to trial and predicts a resolution in the first half of 2023. Members of the XRP community keep their fingers crossed for a favorable ruling.
In other news, Ripple says it has extended the deadline for the submission of NFT project applications for the Ripple Creator Fund till Jan. 18, 2023. The Creator Fund is open to various talents, such as musicians and fashion designers.