The judge of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Joel Cohen, satisfied the demand of the lawyers of Bitfinex and Tether Limited, allowing them to submit only those documents that the State Office of Public Attorney has the right to demand within its jurisdiction.
In particular, the defendants once again stated that the jurisdiction of the State Office of Public Attorney does not apply to companies, since they do not operate in New York, and the so-called Martin Law does not regulate their business at all. In addition, this legislation may not apply to companies registered in another country.
This order is another victory in the ongoing defence of our businesses against the New York Attorney General’s overreach, and it comes on the heels of Justice Cohen’s ruling last week granting our motion to significantly narrow the injunction against our businesses obtained by the Attorney General. We look forward to continuing to challenge the New York Attorney General’s unmeritorious claims, and we will continue to vigorously protect our customers and assert our rights against those making false and unsupported claims against us.
The next meeting in the high-profile case is scheduled for June 29.
Bitfinex promised users to continue the fight against those who make "false and unfounded statements" to the company.