SEC Faces Hurdles in Proving Investor Losses in Ripple Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently facing difficulties in proving that XRP investors suffered financial losses in their legal dispute with Ripple.

This challenge arises from a recent court decision in the SEC v. Govil case, which stated that the SEC cannot demand major reimbursements from defendants unless it can demonstrate actual financial harm to investors. 

This decision sets a higher standard for the SEC, making it harder for them to request substantial repayments from those accused

Stuart Alderoty, who is the Chief Legal Officer of Ripple, has underlined the potential effects of this ruling on the next phase of the Ripple case. The SEC will need to demonstrate that people who bought XRP did so at prices higher than the current value of $0.61, or else they cannot attribute any provable losses to Ripple.

Jeremy Hogan, a well-known attorney supporting XRP, has also agreed with this point, emphasizing that investors must demonstrate actual financial harm for Ripple to be held responsible. 

Alderoty is highlighting this case because they are in the “damages” phase.And this case is saying that XRP holders must have LOST money on XRP in order for Ripple to be liable.And if you bought XRP for under its current price, you haven’t been damaged – by Ripple, at least. — Jeremy Hogan (@attorneyjeremy1) November 3, 2023

To establish responsibility, the SEC has to provide proof that investors experienced losses due to purchasing XRP at inflated prices. With XRP’s current price below its previous highs, Hogan believes the SEC might face a significant challenge in proving financial damages.

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2023-11-04 23:48