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UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver

According to documents from the U.K.’s High Court of Justice published on July 31, a judge has denied Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Roger Ver. Wright filed the charge against Ver when the early bitcoin investor told the public he believed Wright was a “liar and a fraud.” However, the court found “no evidence at all of any actual reputational harm” and further emphasized that the England and Wales court system wasn’t the “most appropriate place” to bring the claim handle on such complaints.

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No Objective Evidence of Any Harm to Reputation

An England and Wales High Court Judge ruled against Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver this week. According to the U.K. judge, Wright failed to produce and has not satisfied the court with objective evidence of any harm to his reputation in England and Wales. In consequence, “the court has no jurisdiction to hear and determine the action,” Judge Nicklin ruled. Wright and his legal team decided to serve Ver in London with a suit at a Bitcoin Cash meetup in May. The lawsuit claimed Ver had defamed Wright and asserted that Ver’s statements hurt his reputation.

UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver
A copy of the libel suit issued in May 2019.

At the time, Decrypt Media was present at the BCH meetup and asked Ver if he was worried about the lawsuit. “I’m not worried one bit. I’m annoyed that I have to spend some money on the lawsuit rather than hire one developer to build more tools to bring more economic freedom to the world,” Ver explained to the media outlet. He told the publication that Wright’s litigation tactics weren’t helping the reputation of Bitcoin SV

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