In what has now become the first official win for the plaintiffs in the Kleiman v. Wright case, Craig Wright‘s motion to dismiss the lawsuit due to lack of jurisdiction was denied. The court gave its decision on Aug. 15, with U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom saying she did not find Wright’s testimony to be credible.
Earlier in April, Wright presented a factual attack, saying the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over his legal battle with Dave Kleiman’s estate. In his motion, Wright claimed that Kleiman’s estate failed to specify the citizenship of the director of Florida-based W&K Info Defense Research. The plaintiffs claim that Wright transferred 1.1 million BTC, or around $11 billion, from W&K, a company he and Kleiman owned and used to mine Bitcoin with.
Specifically, Wright argued that Uyen Nguyen, a Vietnamese national, was the “director” of said company, making the entire case outside of the court’s jurisdiction. He also claimed not to have had any contact with Nguyen since 2016.