MIAMI — On January 10, 2020, the U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom granted Rivero Mestre’s Objection to Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart’s Order “Deeming” Certain Facts Established and “Striking” Certain Affirmative Defenses. In Law360’s article, “Judge Lifts Hefty Sanctions Against Bitcoin Founder,” Andres Rivero synthesized the Jan. 10 order as follows: “The critical thing about this ruling is it allows us to go to trial to prove that there was no partnership.” The article discusses the Jan. 10 order in the case, Kleiman v. Wright. These sanctions, now vacated, declared Wright and Kleiman had a 50-50 partnership and ordered Wright to give up half of his bitcoin holdings.

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