• Ripple’s case with the SEC has been referred to Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn, who previously ordered the release of the ‘Hinman documents’.
• The transfer of the case marks the next phase in Ripple’s lengthy legal battle with the SEC.
• Judge Netburn has a history of challenging the SEC on other fronts.

Ripple Case Referred to Magistrate Judge

The remaining questions in the legal battle between Ripple and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been referred to Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn. This judge had previously ordered the release of documents known as ‘Hinman documents’.

General Pretrial Procedures

Magistrate Judge Netburn will now take care of general pretrial procedures, which includes scheduling, discovery, pre-trial motions, and possibly a settlement. The transfer marks another step towards settling this lengthy legal battle between Ripple and the SEC.

Positive Ruling for XRP Token

Last week, a US District Court ruled that XRP is “not in and of itself” a security for regulatory purposes – potentially settling one of most significant issues in this case and leading to a strong rally for XRP .

Judge Behind Hinman Document Release

The same judge that ordered these documents to be released is now taking care of remaining issues in this case – further fuelling optimism around Ripple’s defense against SEC allegations.

“Hypocrisy’ Over Lack Of ‘Faithful Allegiance To The Law’

Judge Netburn has shown her willingness to challenge the SEC before on various matters – including calling out “hypocrisy” over a lack of “faithful allegiance to law”.