Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright plans to challenge judge Bruce Reinhart’s ruling that knocked down his affirmative defenses. | Source: (i) YouTube (ii) REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo; Edited by CCN
Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright plans to challenge the recent ruling against him in the $10 billion lawsuit filed by the estate of Dave Kleiman.
In court papers filed Aug. 30, Wright asked district judge Beth Bloom for a 14-day deadline extension to challenge magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart’s prior ruling.
Craig Wright granted deadline extension
In his order, Judge Reinhart struck down a number of key affirmative defenses that Wright could use. If that ruling remains unchallenged, it’d be almost impossible for Wright to defend himself.
CCN contacted Wright today (Aug. 31) to ask how confident he is that he can overturn Reinhart’s ruling.
Wright told CCN that “sadly, I am not permitted to talk about” the specifics of the case. That’s standard for anyone involved in a lawsuit, especially a high-profile one.
However, CCN noted that Wright was polite and patient in his responses to multiple questions. In other words, his demeanor did not strike one as that of a man who’s terrified of losing billions.
Craig Wright is being sued by the estate of his late business partner, Dave Kleiman, for 50% of the alleged 1.1 million bitcoin the two had mined. | Source: YouTube screenshots
Wright’s lawyers need extra time because of Hurricane Dorian
In their Aug. 30 court papers (see below), Wright’s Florida-based attorneys argued that they need extra time to prepare because Hurricane Dorian is set to batter Florida over the next few days.