Craig Wright the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto was facing a verdict for seizing intellectual property. After losing hopes in the previous trial, Wright requested for a new one. However, it is still trying to fight to acquire the title of the millennial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin’s creator. However, from a situation surrounding the estate case of David Kleiman and the Australian computer programmer, there is no possibility for a new trial. On Monday, the Florida Judge denied the request for a new Trial.
Craig Wright is going against the court order
On Monday, Beth Bloom, the judge who is presiding over the case of seizing intellectual property denied the request of Craig Wright. The request was filed from Ira Kleiman’s attorney for a new trial. According to Bloom, allowing for a new trial means going against the court’s order while avoiding talking about the problematic relationship between Kleiman and his brother.
Through Kleiman’s attorneys, Craig Wright has tried to persuade the jury negatively about the firm. Kleiman also claimed that the self proclaimed Satoshi is pointing out that the firm is a failed move from his ex-wife and Dave in soliciting software development from the government.
Trial and Rulings
It took a five weeks trial that debated the twisted relationship of Wright and the Kleiman family. Notably, some parts of the case also touched Wright’s legal problem that he was facing with the Australian Taxation Office. However, all the ruling were found in favor of the computer programmer except only one.
Indeed, Wright has been found guilty of intellectual property theft by the jury. Following the rulings, Wright has been asked to pay a handsome sum of $100 million to W&K.
It is also worth noting that the jury’s verdict has never dealt with the topic and claims of being the pseudonymous Satohsi Nakamoto.
Why did the court refuse a new trial?
The Florida court struck out the request as the plaintiff has unconvincing and inadequate reasons for seeking a retrial. Following the refusal, Kleiman’s lead attorney, Vel Freedman, underscored that their next step would be to move an appeal over judge Bloom’s ruling. Moreover, the lawyer mentioned that the charge of $100 million could be raised to $140 million once there is an approval on Kleiman’s addition of prejudgment interest.