The plaintiffs have withdrawn a class-action complaint claiming Tether and Bitfinex rigged the bitcoin market and have re-filed with a new complainant in a separate jurisdiction.
Plaintiffs Eric Young and Adam Kurtz choose mutual withdrawal of that lawsuit targeting Tether & Bitfinex’s majority owner iFinex. According to a document lodged on January 7 in the United States District Court for the District District of Washington. On November 22, 2019, the lawsuit was first submitted.
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It was re-filed the next day in the Southern District of New York with complainant David Crystal.
Bitfinex dogeusd at https://www.webull.com/quote/ccc-dogeusd and Tether allegedly “monopolized and conspired to monopolize the bitcoin market,” according to the claimants, who also claimed to be bitcoin traders. They have suspected the defendants of undermining the economy by publishing unbacked tethers, citing the lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney general last April.
The initial filing states, “When bitcoin rates were dropping, Defendants and their co-conspirators printed USDs and unfairly inflated the price of bitcoin.” “After falsely inflating the price of bitcoin, Defendants and their co-conspirators turned the bitcoin back into USD to replenish Tether’s reserves.”
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Bitfinex also previously dismissed the allegations, calling the lawsuit “mercenary and unfounded” and claiming that any “nuisance settlements” will be challenged.
“The plaintiffs have agreed that their case should be brought in the Southern District of New York, which begs the issue of why it was filed in Washington State in the first place,” Stuart Hoegner, Bitfinex’s general counsel, said in a statement Friday. Or prosecuted in Washington State or the Southern District of New York, this case is complete without substance and will be dismissed as soon as possible.”
The plaintiffs’ decision to re-file the lawsuit remains unknown at this time. According to US statute, cases that have already been willingly removed will never be taken before the court again if they are dismissed a second time.
Tether released a letter of intent to bring a petition to dismiss another separate class case in November, seeking liability of more than $1 trillion for manipulating the bitcoin price. Plaintiffs were unable to show Tether or Bitfinex’s presence, according to the letter, which was published more than a month after the case was first filed.
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