The ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has seen some recent developments. While Ripple secured a partial victory, concerns persist as the case faces new challenges. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s questioning of the ruling precedent and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s criticism of the SEC’s use of XRP reports add complexity to the legal standoff.

Judge Rakoff Questions Ruling Precedent

Sec Appeal Looms As Judge Rakoff Rejects Ripple Case Distinction
Judge Jed S. Rakoff (Jed Saul Rakoff)

In the protracted case against Terraform Labs, District Judge Jed Rakoff has raised doubts about the ruling precedent set by Judge Analisa Torres. Judge Torres had found certain XRP sales to be non-security offers, which had implications for Ripple’s case against the SEC. The skepticism expressed by Judge Rakoff indicates that the company’s path to resolution may still be arduous.

Ripple’s CEO Attacks SEC’s Use of XRP Reports

Following the release of the XRP Markets Report for the second quarter of 2023, Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, accused the SEC of misusing the information against his company. While the company voluntarily published these reports, the SEC used them as evidence in the lawsuit. Legal expert John E. Deaton, an amicus curiae on the case, confirmed Garlinghouse’s claims, highlighting that the transparency of these reports prevented the SEC from alleging fraudulent activities.

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The Ripple vs. SEC case remains a complex and closely-watched legal battle. The recent questioning of the ruling precedent by District Judge Jed Rakoff and the criticism raised by the company’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, regarding the SEC’s use of XRP reports add further intrigue to the ongoing legal standoff. As Ripple continues to defend its position in court, the ultimate outcome remains uncertain, but the transparency of its reports may prove to be a critical factor in shaping the future of the case. Investors and observers closely monitor these developments, with potential implications for the future value of the XRP token.

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