The pre-trial meeting was changed by the court from a pre-trial to a pre-motion conference, and it was moved from its planned date of August 24 to July 13.
According to a court order issued on June 29th, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to present its response to Coinbase’s initial legal defense on July 13th. A crucial development in the continuing legal conflict between Coinbase and the SEC is this response.
Coinbase granted the SEC’s request for an additional three business days to compile a response. In order to provide the SEC enough time to respond to the arguments and objections made in Coinbase’s letter, an extension was requested.
According to the court’s specific guidelines, the SEC had until July 3rd, 2023, to submit its answer. The new deadline was set for July 13th after Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted the SEC’s request for an extension.
The pre-trial conference was changed by the court to a pre-motion conference, which is now scheduled for July 13th at 2:00 PM UTC. Before the trial begins, the prosecution and defense lawyer can discuss specific issues with the judge at this conference.
On June 28th, 2023, Coinbase sent a letter to the court requesting permission to use Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(c) to submit a petition for judgment on the pleadings. In response to the SEC’s complaint, Coinbase has taken a calculated action with this motion.
To the SEC’s complaint, Coinbase has already provided a thorough 177-page response describing its legal arguments and defenses. By submitting the move for judgment on the pleadings, Coinbase asks the judge to order the action to be dismissed in light of the justifications it provides in its answer.
Notably, the judge has the power to examine the additional filings, including Coinbase’s answer and the application for judgment on the pleadings. These submissions offer the judge valuable information that they can take into account when they assess the case’s merits and potentially determine its conclusion.