Ripple Lawyer: Judge Will Make Hinman Docs Public with Redactions!
• Attorney John E. Deaton believes that the emails and documents used for Bill Hinman’s 2018 speech at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, known as the Hinman Documents, will be made public.
• The records could be made publicly available with certain redactions if Judge Analisa Torres refers to them in her summary judgment ruling in the SEC case against Ripple.
• Deaton has previously submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request asking for the disclosure of the emails and drafts and has stated his intention to pursue legal action.
Ripple Lawyer Says Hinman Documents Will Be Made Public by the Judge!
Attorney John E. Deaton has said that the emails and documents used for Bill Hinman’s contentious 2018 speech at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, often known as the Hinman documents, would eventually be made available to the public.
Potential Availability of Records
Regarding the Hinman emails and speech drafts: The SEC has requested for them to remain sealed, even after Judge Torres‘ ruling on summary judgment. It is important to note that Deaton previously submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request asking for the disclosure of these emails and drafts and has stated his intention to pursue legal action.
Confidence in Release
Talking about why he is so confident, attorney John E Deaton said that further enforcement actions will be brought including ones against Coinbase, Kraken, BinanceUS. He also added that last year he predicted that these exchanges would face legal action over selling securities; a lawsuit against Dragon Chain is also pending.
SEC’s Enforcement Actions
Deaton’s tweets come after Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s criticism of SEC’s inconsistency with regulations; Rumor has it that 2-300 projects have been issued subpoenas and dozens of companies have received Wells Notices. Eleanor Terrett reported Gensler has beefed up his crypto enforcement team – which was doubled last year – making it likely for such documents to become available soon enough with limited redactions if deemed appropriate by Judge Torres‘.
John E Deaton believes that email communication related to Bill Hanimans‘ 2018 speech will eventually make its way into public domain either through FOIA request or through judicial order from judge Analisa Torres depending on her decision on whether or not seal them off entirely or release them with certain redactions