In Ripple’s trial, the parties filed motions for summary judgment, including objections and responses. Motions to exclude expert testimony were also submitted in their entirety.
According to James K. Filanhere are sealing disputes in connection with summary judgment motions; it is not yet known whether the disputes will be resolved before or at the time of the motions. This may imply that it does not directly affect pending decisions.
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Judge Torres ruled on disputes over the sealing of summary judgment motions, expert reports and deposition transcripts on December 19. Ripple won a minor victory.
Timeline and expectations for 2023
Because the summary judgment motions have now been fully briefed, the sealing motions will be filed in January 2023.
As of the beginning of January, any motions by nonparties to seal any summary judgment materials pursuant to the December 19 decision must be filed by January 4, 2023.
On January 9, 2023, the parties must file objections to omnibus motions to seal those filed earlier. On January 13, the parties shall file the Daubert motions and attachments on the public docket with redactions consistent with the court’s sealing decision.
On January 18, 2023, all parties and nonparties shall file objections, if any, to the nonparties’ motions to seal.
James K. Filan predicts that District Judge Torres will rule on the expert and summary judgment motions simultaneously and in “one big written decision.” He believes this could happen on or before March 31, 2023.
According to Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, while it may be difficult to predict exactly when the resolution might occur, he expects the trial to conclude in the first half of 2023.