Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto has unveiled that he seeks to challenge the court ruling in the Kleiman case. Andres Rivero, Wright’s attorney submitted a court document requesting a 14-day extension. This period would allegedly let the defendant file for a motion to challenge the rule by Judge Bruce Reinhart.
Judge Reinhart’s ruling ordered that Wright turn half of the Bitcoin holdings he had before 2014 to the Kleiman estate. While Wright cannot oppose this ruling, he has a window of appealing.
According to the court document,
Dr. Wright does not concede that Magistrate Reinhardt had the power to enter the order that he did. However, the time frame that arguably could apply to addressing the legal validity of the purported order would be the 14-day time frame set forth in Rule 72 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
Splitting Wright’s Fortune into Two
Judge Reinhart passed the ruling in the prolonged Kleiman v. Wright case on August 26. His ruling was in favor of the Kleiman estate. The ruling also ordered that Wright should give the intellectual property (IP) rights of Bitcoin’s software.
The original date to bring a motion challenging this motion is September 10. However, Rivero’s filing seeks to push the dates to September 24. He cited the chaos that Hurricane Dorian has created in central and south Florida.
In the court document, Rivero said,
Central and South Florida are currently threatened by a major hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida early next week and counsel for Dr. Wright have been expending significant time preparing for the hurricane, which has limited their ability to work on this matter,
Rivero concluded that the request for an extension was in good faith rather than delaying the hearing.
Prior to this news, Jonathan Warren, the founder of Bitmessage testified that Craig Wright had forged court documents. Per Warren, Wright faked email correspondences and Bitmessages.
Commenting on a document that Wright had presented in court, Warren said,
It tells me that something has been faked. Either the date has been faked or the screenshot has been faked.
Warren went on to explain that he had not launched Bitmessage at the time Wright had indicated on the documents.
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