Court Judge Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit Against Tether (USDT)
Finally, the top stablecoin firm Tether escaped from the class action lawsuit without any damage or big loss.
USDT is the top stablecoin asset by market cap. Tether, a subsidiary of Bitfinex crypto exchange, is the backend company behind this stablecoin which maintains all the financial operations e.g use of reserve funds & maintain value of each USDT equal to $1. In 2021, the USDT stablecoin faced very high selling because of the unconfirmed reports about the Tether reserves in link with the high debt pressure of Chinese companies.
In the past, a class lawsuit was filed against Tether by Shawn Dolifka in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Through the Lawsuit, Plaintiff alleged that Tether’s USDT stablecoin was never pegged by 100% monetary value. In short, allegedly Tether failed to maintain USDT reserves.
Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled in favour of Tether and denied Dolifka’s request to amend her complaint against the companies.
Following the court ruling, Plaintiff decided not to appeal against the court ruling.
This is a very big victory for Tether because USDT is the top choice among crypto investors to deal with cryptocurrencies without any involvement of a third party.
This year, Tether grabbed huge attention among crypto investors as a first choice because of the hostile regulatory environment in the US.
The hostile regulatory environment & bankruptcy of crypto-friendly banks created big panic among the USDC (Circle) stablecoin users. In that panic situation, the majority of the people shifted their money from USDC to USDT stablecoin.
In the last couple of years, Tether firm not only increased its efforts of increasing reserves but also diversified its business portfolio in other sectors with better transparency, to lower the risk in its business.