Kleiman and Wright have been concluded. Craig Wright and his defense group won on every claim except one of conversion. According to a court reporter, Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, said he was “incredibly relieved.”
Craig Wright’s Defense Wins on All Claims Except Conversion — Wright Says ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere, I’m Here for the Long Term’
The jury reached a unanimous decision Monday, December 6th 2021 after being stuck in the Kleiman-v. Wright case for several days. Craig Wright and Rivero Mestre LLP, his defense team, have overcome all charges.
Or a hung jury. Or a hung jury. We have at least one thing. Waiting for everyone else to come and help us figure it out.
— Carolina Bolado (@CarolinaBolado) December 6, 2021
The jurors ruled that while Wright was cleared of most charges, he must pay $100 million to W&K Info Defense and no punitive damages. Carolina Bolado was the Law360 reporter who attended the trial. explained that Judge Beth Bloom commended the attorneys who provided “superb representation” to their clients. Bolado also detailed that Wright said he was “incredibly relieved.”
The plaintiffs, the Kleiman estate, accused Wright of manipulating his former business partner Dave Kleiman’s bitcoin inheritance and IP. The lawsuit’s preliminaries and discovery period dragged on for years, with all kinds of mystery in between.
Bitcoinsv (BSV) supporters celebrated Wright’s victory on social media platforms and forums. Other crypto enthusiasts, however, are not so fortunate. criticizedCoingeek was biased in reporting the verdict. Coingeek author Jordan Atkins claims in his headline that “Bitcoin creator Craig Wright 100% Satoshi Nakamoto, says Kleiman v. Wright jury.”
“Thank you everyone for all your support over all of the years,” Wright said in a video responseFollowing the verdict. “This has been a remarkable good outcome and I feel completely vindicated. “Next, there are still more fights. Were going to make everything change… cryptocurrency to digital cash the way its meant to be. I’m bringing back my original invention. I’m not going anywhere, I’m here for the long term and I’m here for the fight.”
Bitcoin Advocates Snark at Wright’s So-Called Win
Some other Bitcoin advocates also had this experience. different opinionsThis is the result. Alistair Milne said: “Craig Wright found guilty of stealing his dead partner’s assets, fined $100mil.” The attorney Stephen Palley tweeted: “LOL. The people who think that getting hit with a $100 million jury verdict for conversion (stealing) is a win.”
— Vel Freedman (@VelvelFreedman) December 6, 2021
“Craig Wright is a charlatan pretending to be Satoshi without proof and is getting sued by some other guy or something like that I don’t remember,” the co-founder of Dogecoin, Billy Markus tweeted. “Anyway the whole thing is dumb and my tweet was just making fun of morons who blame devs and founders for the current trading price.”
At the time, Kleiman’s attorney was happy with the outcome. tweeted “100,000,000” with a smiley face emoji. “Craig Wright is now officially the most bankrupted Faketoshi ever,” the Twitter account Arthur van Pelt said. Is that a section in the Guinness Book of Records yet?” he further asked.
The lawsuit could see some type of appeal process stem from both sides of the case in regard to the jurors’ recent decision. The hoopla on social media is no different than any other day, as Wright’s supporters wholeheartedly believe the decision was a big win, Wright’s detractors think the case proved he did something wrong. The verdict is unlikely to change the minds of anyone with strong prejudices against Wright and his Satoshi stories.
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