- The estate for Dave Kleimanhas just accused Craig Wright of abusing attorney-client privilege in withholding documents.
- Earlier this week on February 2nd, the plaintiff filed a memorandum fighting the rights privilege designations with the Southern District Court of Florida.
The estate for Dave Kleiman and its council has just accused the controversial and prominent figure in the crypto space, Craig Wright of abusing attorney-client privilege in withholding documents and confusing the proceedings of the ongoing lawsuit.
Earlier this week on February 2nd, Ira Kleiman (the brother of the late David Kleiman), filed a memorandum fighting the rights privilege designations with the Southern District Court of Florida in the United States.
The memorandum is the latest hurdle in the ongoing lawsuit against Wright (the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto) in that over 1 million bitcoins - that he and his former partner jointly mined in the early years of the creation of Bitcoin between 2009 and 2013 - have been misappropriated.
“To say that discovery, in this case, has been challenging would be a dramatic understatement.” The memorandum goes onto state, “An adversary [Wright] who submits false declarations, offers contradictory perjurious testimony under oath, and submits false documents that even his own counsel are forced to disavow, severely hinders the ability to seek the truth.”
In this latest allegation of so-called “pattern of obfuscation,” the memorandum argues that Wright’s set of “sweeping assertions of attorney-client, work-product and joint defense privileges” are essentially jeopardising the proceedings of the ongoing trial.
Allegations go on to say that out of the many web companies that Wright works on, are attempting to be used in order to hide and cover-up such documents.
“Defendant cannot use these entities as both a sword (assertion of privileges) and a shield (claiming to not be able to access company documents).”
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!