Bitfinex Scoffs at Tether Market Manipulation Lawsuit: Bittrex and Poloniex File for Summary Judgment

Bitfinex says the second attempt by plaintiffs to frame the bitcoin manipulation complaint will fail just like the first attempt.

The Bitfinex comments follow a notice by Bittrex and Poloniex disputing claims that they knew about the alleged market manipulation by Bitfinex.

In June, the plaintiffs namely, Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz and Pinchas Goldshtein filed to add Bittrex and Poloniex to the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs argued that Bittrex and Poloniex are complicit in Bitfinex and the Tether issuer’s alleged grand scheme to launder and circulate billions of unbacked USDT stablecoins.

However, in a new twist to the case, attorneys for Bittrex and Poloniex (the Exchange Defendants) have notified United States District Court Southern District of New York, their intention to move for summary judgment. The notice was filed before Judge Katherine Polk Failla on August 7.

In a blog posting, seemingly prompted by the notice, Bitfinex rails against the lawsuit including moves to implicate Bittrex and Poloniex in the alleged market manipulation.

“This time the lynchpin of their nonsense claim is that market manipulation was executed through bitcoin addresses owned and controlled by Bitfinex, which plaintiffs then allege were used in concert with Bittrex and Poloniex to execute a fantastical conspiracy,’ rails Bitfinex.

Furthermore, Bitfinex says “it will not settle any of the meritless claims plaintiffs continue to manufacture.”

Bitfinex also believes that after losing the case, the “plaintiffs and their attorneys will doubtless go back to the drawing board to dream up new theories ultimately designed to give them reasons to claim monies to which they have zero entitlement.”

Meanwhile, in their notice, Bittrex and Poloniex say they want a summary judgement made because “plaintiffs cannot prove the central premise of their claims against the exchange defendants.”

The exchange defendants say they do not want burden the court…

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