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Pro-XRP Attorney John Deaton Files Notice of Appearance in LBRY Lawsuit

John Deaton, the lawyer representing over 75,000 XRP holders in the Ripple versus SEC lawsuit, has filed a notice of appearance in the LBRY case. The LBRY lawsuit, in which the U.S. SEC accused LBRY of selling LBC tokens in violation of securities laws, potentially holds implications for the ongoing XRP legal battle.

Deaton’s involvement in the LBRY case as an Amicus Curiae representative has sparked curiosity and speculation regarding the potential connections and impacts that this new development could have on the outcome of the XRP lawsuit.

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This move signifies Deaton’s participation in the case on behalf of Naomi Brockwell, the founder of Crypto Law, a platform focused on analyzing legal and regulatory developments in the crypto space.

Deaton’s involvement in the LBRY case demonstrates his dedication to fighting for the rights of crypto token holders and his continued efforts to explore legal avenues that may have implications for the XRP lawsuit.

Potential Connections and Ramifications

The LBRY lawsuit, which resulted in a ruling stating that LBRY violated securities laws, initially raised questions about its potential impact on the XRP case. However, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres delivered a summary judgment in favor of Ripple in July 2023, deeming the XRP token sale to retail buyers as not constituting securities.

Despite this ruling, Deaton’s appearance in the LBRY case renews speculation about potential connections and implications that may arise from overlapping legal arguments, precedents, or regulatory interpretations between the LBRY and XRP lawsuits.

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Paving the Way for New Legal Perspectives

John Deaton’s notice of appearance in the LBRY case introduces intriguing possibilities for the ongoing XRP lawsuit. As an advocate for XRP token holders, Deaton’s involvement brings fresh legal perspectives and potential insights that could impact the trajectory of the XRP battle against the SEC.


While it remains to be seen how this development unfolds, Deaton’s commitment to fighting for the rights of crypto token holders serves as a testament to the ongoing efforts to navigate the evolving legal landscape surrounding digital assets.

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Adedoyin Aka
Adedoyin Aka
Adedoyin is a graduate of Law and a Crypto & Blockchain expert who strongly believes that Blockchain is the future. At TimesTabloid, she focuses on crypto and blockchain educational content.

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