Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Faces New Trial Over XRP Securities Allegations Amid Court Clarifications

  • Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse is at the center of a securities law controversy.
  • Stuart Alderoty, Chief Legal Officer of Ripple, has provided clarifications regarding the legal proceedings.
  • Garlinghouse’s alleged misleading statements in a 2017 interview are under scrutiny.

Ripple Labs faces a challenging legal battle over alleged securities law violations, with CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s statements in the spotlight.

Lawsuit Against Ripple Labs Advances in California

The lawsuit that Ripple Labs is embroiled in has taken significant twists and turns. Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that a new civil lawsuit against the company may proceed to trial. This lawsuit hinges on the assertion that Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO, violated state securities laws through misleading statements during a 2017 televised interview.

Details of the Allegations

Judge Hamilton’s decision partially denied Ripple’s motion for summary judgment. While some claims in the class action were dismissed, notably the “failure to register claims,” one critical state law claim is allowed to proceed. This claim centers around Garlinghouse’s public promotion of XRP while he was allegedly selling large quantities of the cryptocurrency.

Ripple’s Legal Strategy and Response

Stuart Alderoty, Ripple’s CLO, has publicly contested the claims, arguing that XRP does not meet the criteria of a security under the Howey Test. This standpoint is bolstered by a previous ruling by Judge Analisa Torres, which declared that XRP did not fulfill all requirements of the Howey Test for sales directly to retail investors on exchanges.

Judicial Perspectives on XRP Classification

Despite Ripple’s partial legal victories, Judge Jed Rakoff’s decision in a related case highlighted that not all judiciary members concur with Torres’ interpretation. Ripple’s legal team continues to emphasize that the plaintiff’s claims lack merit based on the nature of XRP as a non-security.

Conclusion

As the lawsuit progresses, Ripple Labs and Brad Garlinghouse maintain their stance against the allegations, confident in their legal defenses. The outcome of this case will have significant implications for the broader cryptocurrency market and regulatory landscape.

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