A US bankruptcy judge in Dallas, Texas, granted Mt. Gox's request for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection on 10th March, a move that will partly shield the troubled Japan-based bitcoin exchange's assets from creditors and block at least two lawsuits against the business.
Dore said he will seek to move litigation forward against these defendants on behalf of his clients.
Baker & McKenzie, the law firm representing Mt. Gox in the US, did not offer comment on the developments.
Mt. Gox mounts a defense
The statement suggests that bitcoin's transaction malleability could be a continued line of defense for Mt. Gox as it looks to ward off criminal accusations.
Bloomberg reports that Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are allegedly currently investigating whether Mt. Gox and its associated legal entities may have committed any wrongdoing during the shutdown of the company.
The media outlet indicated that a representative for Bharara would not comment on the investigation.
A temporary restraining order hearing against Tibanne, Mt. Gox Inc. and Karpeles will be held today, according to Dore.
The next hearing in the developing case is set to take place on 1st April, when Mt. Gox will seek to extend its protection until its bankruptcy in Japan is resolved.
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