According to a recent court paper released by a South Florida court of law, Craig Wright’s( a self-acclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto), motion to dismiss a large portion of allegations brought against him by David Kleiman’s family (Kleiman vs Wright case), has been dismissed. Wright who is currently being sued by David Kleiman’s family for 1.1 million bitcoins (BTC) is also being accused of IP theft.
Kleiman vs Wright
A case tagged Kleiman vs Wright with case no. 18-CV-80176 was filed in South Florida wherein Craig Wright was accused meddling with Late David Kleiman’s Bitcoin assets. Kleiman’s family members are of the belief that Wright and David took part in the creation of Bitcoin and that there is a possibility that the duo invented the technology. This assumption was arrived at when Kleiman who was a forensic computer investigator got featured alongside Wright in several tech magazines and both of them were commonly labelled as the creator of bitcoin— Satoshi Nakamoto.
In 2013, David Kleiman died of MRSA, a bacterium infection which spreads into different parts of the body and with little money left as his own. However, in February, his brother Ira Kleiman accused Wright of scheming to take over David’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property. Therefore, the Kleiman estate is charging Wright to court for approximately 1.1 million BTC.
Two Counts Dismissed
However, Wright and his legal team, are doing all in their best to dismiss the case by claiming that the Kleiman vs Wright case was full of supposition, speculation, conflicting allegations, heresy, and innuendo. According to a recently released statement, Beth Bloom, the Florida district judge presiding over the case has granted Wright’s motion to dismiss two out of the counts against him (counts III and IV). However, he is required to respond to the other counts ( I, II, V-IX ). The judge made it known that he has until 10th January 2019 to respond.