Bitcoin 'Inventor' Wants $10B Suit Kicked To State Court

Law360, Miami (July 10, 2019, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The Australian computer scientist who claims to have invented Bitcoin told a Florida federal court Wednesday that it does not have jurisdiction over a $10.2 billion lawsuit alleging he stole his late business partner's bitcoins, urging the judge to punt the case to state court.

Attorneys for Craig Wright, who says he invented the cryptocurrency and is facing the multibillion-dollar suit from the estate of former business partner Dave Kleiman, asked U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom for judgment on the pleadings during a hearing. They argued that there are no federal issues in the suit and that one of the plaintiffs,...

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Personal Property: Other


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February 14, 2018

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