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Court Grants SEC’s Request to File Motion That Could Protect Hinman’s Documents from Ripple

Judge Sarah Netburn has granted the request of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to file an additional motion in support of its attorney-client privilege claims in relation to William Hinman’s 2018 documents.

It’s well-known within the XRP camp that the SEC has been deploying lots of tactics to delay the case in order to make the lawsuit end in its favor.

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Hinman’s documents of 2018 are regarded as top pieces of evidence at Ripple’s disposal to end the case in its favor. And due to the contents of the documents, the regulator has made many efforts to prevent the cross-border payments firm from gaining access to them.

According to James K. Filan in a recent update, Judge Netburn has approved the SEC’s request to file a motion in support of its claims over Hinman’s documents. The update says the regulator’s reply is due by May 18, 2022.

James K. Filan tweeted, “In a Text Only Order, Magistrate Judge Netburn granted the SEC’s request to file a reply brief in connection with the SEC’s attorney-client privilege claims regarding the Hinman speech documents. The SEC’s reply is due by May 18, 2022.”

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Before the approval, the defendants (Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, and Chris Larsen) have jointly claimed that if the request is approved, it will be the 6th time the SEC has opposed their motion to bring about the submission of the crucial documents.

Describing the regulator’s upcoming response as a sur-reply, the payment firm stated that it’s part of the agency’s ploy to keep delaying the long-standing lawsuit.


Ripple said through its attorney, “At a minimum, the SEC should be required to justify its demands for further briefing after it reviews Defendants’ responsive filing. Defendants respectfully submit that the court should deny the SEC’s request”

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