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Breaking: Judge Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit against Tether and Bitfinex

Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District Of New York has demised a class action lawsuit against Tether, the issuer of the world’s largest stablecoin USDT and Bifinex, its sister company.

According to a blog post on Tether’s official website, the judge issued a comprehensive and incisive 6-page decision that included an order dismissing the class action lawsuit that lacks merit, which was filed by Matthew Anderson and Shawn Dolifka against Tether and Bitfinex companies in its entirety.

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As the report further stated, the court correctly held that the plaintiffs’ complaint lacked any plausible allegation of injury because it includes no facts showing that “USDT had a diminished actual value at all.”

The fact that the entirety of the class action suit was dismissed at this very early stage of the proceedings implies that plaintiffs’ allegations were void of any legal merit, Tether stated.

In a tweet after the favorable ruling, Tether spokesperson and CTO Paolo Ardoino wrote:

“Tether and Bitfinex Win Comprehensive Legal Victory as U.S. District Court Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit The Court correctly held that plaintiffs’ complaint lacked any “plausible allegations of injury” because it includes no facts showing that “USDT had a diminished actual value at all.”

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A Throwback to the Complaint Filed in 2021

It’s worth noting that the complaint stems from a complaint filed all the way back in 2021. At that time, Shawn Dolifka and Matthew Anderson claimed that a statement that Tether was backed by US Dollar was false.

The complaint read in part:


“Defendants did not maintain the same amount of reserves as Tether tokens in circulation. At times, Defendants had no reserves whatsoever. Further, these reserves did not contain U.S. dollars, as Tether suggested, but were a mix of other assets, such as overcollateralized loans and other undisclosed commercial paper.”

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Solomon Odunayo
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