Pro-crypto lawyer and legal representative for XRP holders John Deaton has provided clarity regarding his statement about the possible end of the SEC's case against Ripple on May 6. According to Deaton, the suggestion is based on a previous case by the same judge, Analisa Torres, who then granted summary judgment 60 days after her Daubert decision.
This term in U.S. jurisprudence refers to a decision based on a legal ruling that sets standards for the admissibility of scientific and expert testimony in court. In the SEC's case against Ripple, the Daubert decision was to exclude the testimony of SEC witness Patrick Doody, hired by the regulator to analyze the motives of XRP buyers.
Given that the exclusion of Doody's evidence occurred on March 6, and previous experience with this judge suggests that another 60 days should elapse, one would expect the case to be resolved by May 6, says Deaton. However, the lawyer immediately stresses that he does not consider it an exact date, only that he would be surprised, but not shocked, if it did happen.
All in all, a potential end date of May 6, based on previous experience, may offer investors and enthusiasts some insight into when the SEC's case against Ripple will be resolved. As many had previously expected, including Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, things would be settled in the first half of 2023. However, as is often the case with any legal case, there is always the possibility of unexpected delays.