Bitcoin creator gets documents
The moment that many members of the crypto community have been waiting for may be near. Whatever the outcome, it will bring satisfaction to Wright’s supporters or to his detractors. It remains to be seen whether Wright can comply with the court’s mandate or whether there will be further developments that will prolong the case. Judge Reinhart, as such, was not clearly erroneous or acting contrary to law when considering the evidence before him and in assigning it due weight. Moreover, the Court is puzzled by Defendant’s apparent argument that Judge Reinhart must blindly accept items produced by Defendant such that Judge Reinhart cannot rely on his past experiences with Defendant in this litigation (including his history of providing forged materials and giving perjured testimony).
Defendant “lacks legal authority to assert an attorney-client privilege over communications between the trustee and counsel for the trust” because the trustee would be the client, not Defendant. The decision also reiterates that there is no attorney/client benefit with respect to the documents requested from Wright. Therefore, it affirms the Discovery Order compelling Wright to serve the documents on the grounds that the defendant has that there is privilege or evidence of an authority that prevents the court from reviewing the requested evidence. With regard to the Tulip Trust, where the evidence of one million Bitcoin mined by Satoshi Nakamoto is allegedly located, the Court also affirms that there is no privilege that prevents the submission of evidence to confirm its existence:
Author : Reynaldo