The U.K. High Court set a trial date for the Wright v McCormack libel case. The trial will begin on February 16, 2021.
The trial was originally scheduled for May 4, 2021, but the Court had accepted a request by Wright’s lawyers to expedite the trial.
While this trial is set to run for two days, Wright’s lawyers are expected to revive an application for summary judgment that was rejected two weeks ago due to a paperwork error. Granting that application would have ultimately ended the suit with Wright the victorious party, but the parties may now correct the error and try again on February 16, meaning we may not see the case go to trial at all.
This would be a shame, because Peter McCormack confirmed on Twitter that Wright submitted a ‘crazy’ amount of evidence that he is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto:
Craig Wright submitted a crazy amount of evidence that he is Satoshi in my lawsuit. What’s your point? https://t.co/Y130Zaw7vy
— Peter McCormack ☠️ (@PeterMcCormack) December 4, 2020
That much could be inferred by Tether’s sudden withdrawal of support for McCormack after discovery had concluded in the case, but seeing this tweet from McCormack reinforces that the trial would have been a great opportunity for this evidence to be brought into the open. This is apparently not in the interests of either Tether or McCormack, who now seem ready to be done with calling Wright a liar.
CoinGeek will be covering the February trial as it happens.
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