Crypto accounts necessary to assess net worth?

Quick Take

  • Gersh v. Anglin
  • Interrogatory demands all bank and/or cryptocurrency accounts by account number, account holder, bank name, and bank location, used by Anglin or for which Anglin had access at any time between 2013 and the present
  • Anglin objected, but the Court disagreed

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[As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are “SDP”]

[related id=1]Gersh v. Anglin, Case No. CV 17–50-M-DLC-JCL (D. Mont. January 18, 2019) [NMR]

Link to order

This order involves a discovery dispute. Discovery is the process by which the parties in a lawsuit get evidence they think is important to the suit. The process follows very particular rules, and some common things that occur are requests for the production of documents as well as the filing of interrogatories, which are basically questions that one side wants answered by the other side to clarify facts.

This particular dispute involves Tanya Gersh suing Andrew Anglin who is the founder of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer. Sidebar: really uplifting material this week, isn’t it? Back to the case. Gersh asserts “state law claims against Anglin for invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violations of Montana’s Anti-Intimidation Act, and punitive damages.” After some pre-discovery back and forth between the parties about whether the lawsuit was proper the court on May 24, 2018, issued an order terminating the discovery stay thus allowing the parties to file interrogatories and requests for production.

This order is based on a motion to compel filed by Gersh to force Anglin to respond to some interrogatories. One of those interrogatories is quoted below:


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