The UK Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal against Craig Wright’s decision in the case against Peter McCormack, a lawyer told CoinDesk on Thursday.
“Actually, we only recently found out about it, which was at the end of last year. [the] “The Supreme Court has refused Craig Wright leave to appeal,” said Rupert Cowper Coles, a partner at law firm RPC and representing McCormack. [the] Craig tried unsuccessfully to appeal twice, seeking nominal damages of £1. ”
CoinDesk reached out to attorney Craig Wright of the Shoesmith firm, McCormack, and the Supreme Court, but did not receive a response by press time.
Wright’s latest loss comes as another legal battle between him and a coterie of cryptocurrency companies and Bitcoin developers reaches a boiling point.
The group on Thursday filed a multiyear lawsuit accusing Wright of infringing his copyright in Bitcoin’s white paper, blockchain database and file format by accessing the Bitcoin network and its database as a copyrighted work. Rejected the settlement offer.
The nonprofit Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) said it “categorically renounces that ‘settlement’.” tweeted. “The settlement proposal is also not very accurate. It contains loopholes that would allow him to sue people again.”
COPA represents 13 Bitcoin core developers named in Wright’s first legal complaint in 2016, as well as companies such as Coinbase and Block.