As the Ripple-SEC case continues, a Magistrate Judge has granted approval to the defendant to authenticate some critical videos provided by the SEC officials.
Ripple has been granted permission by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to serve non-party subpoenas on video hosting services in order to authenticate some films of senior Securities and Exchange Commission officials giving talks.
The defendants had to ask the court for approval because the sites in question forbid users from downloading their own copies of the content.
The SEC asserted that the defendants’ agreement to reopen discovery was a condition for the SEC’s approval of the request. In order to gather video evidence to support its own claims, the plaintiff intended to serve a number of subpoenas.
With its two requests, Ripple insisted that it wasn’t attempting to reopen the discovery procedure. Its motions are related to the admission requests Ripple submitted before the quick discovery process finished in late August.
Judge Netburn disregarded the SEC’s contention that the defendants were attempting to reopen quick discovery in her decision. The plaintiff stated in a letter submitted on August 8 that it had not taken a position on the defendants’ motion to reopen quick discovery.
Jeremy Hogan, a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hogan, recently stated that authentication is “common stuff,” thus it shouldn’t be this challenging.
According to U.Today, Ripple also addressed the plaintiff’s concerns over the most recent court rulings concerning the emails of former SEC employee William Hinman. The defendants assert that the agency erroneously described the judge’s decisions.