SEC vs. Binance: Ripple Case’s Impact in Recent Legal Battle

• U.S. court denies third-party intervention in SEC vs Binance legal battle
• Court considers Ripple Case as part of decision-making process
• Exchange Act prohibits consolidation or coordination of actions for relief without the Commission’s consent

SEC vs Binance Legal Battle

The recent US court order rejecting a third-party entity’s motion to intervene in the SEC’s lawsuit against Binance has drawn upon key responses from Binance and the SEC. The court considered a previous case, SEC vs Ripple Labs, as part of its decision-making process.

Ripple Case Influences Legal Drama

The shadow of the Ripple case has heavily influenced the legal drama between the SEC and Binance. Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Eeon’s request to intervene in the enforcement action against Binance due to provisions set forth in Section 21(g) of the Exchange Act which explicitly prohibits any consolidation or coordination between actions initiated by the Commission with other private actions without its consent. This was consistent with precedents set by cases such as SEC vs Ripple Labs which barred any private cross-claims, counterclaims, and third-party claims.

Binance & The SEC Oppose Intervention

Binance Holdings and Changpeng “CZ” Zhao submitted three key reasons to oppose Eeon’s intervention in their lawsuit against the SEC. Both entities urged Judge Jackson to deny Eeon’s petition citing these considerations under Section 21(g) of Exchange Act, while also noting that even if there were shared factual questions there would be no room for counterclaims in an SEC enforcement action without its consent.

Judge Denies Motion

After considering all arguments presented by both parties, Judge Jackson ordered that Eeon’s motion be denied based on applicable statutes deeming it unnecessary to assess further whether they had met requirements for a counterclaim. This precedent might have far reaching implications for other crypto currency related cases brought before courts by similar third parties seeking relief from government regulators such as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).


In conclusion, this case highlights how important it is for cryptocurrency businesses and investors alike to understand applicable regulations when engaging with markets regulated by government bodies such as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). It also shows how previous judicial decisions can influence future cases involving similar issues and facts at hand thereby providing greater clarity on what recourse may be available depending on one’s situation.