Silver Law Group Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Cryptsy and its Principal, Paul ('Big Vern') Vernon
Boca Raton, Florida – January 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Silver Law Group (www.silverlaw.com), along with the law firm of Wites & Kapetan, P.A., has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal court against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange operator Cryptsy and its principal, Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon.
According to the lawsuit, numerous Cryptsy account holders have been denied access to their accounts over the past several months and have been deprived of any ability to properly protect their assets amidst widespread reports of problems at the heart of Cryptsy’s business. While reports have been swirling in multiple media outlets that Cryptsy’s future is greatly troubled and that the company might be under heavy regulatory scrutiny, many Cryptsy account holders allege they have been unable to withdraw any and all forms of currency from their accounts. The lawsuit asserts that despite repeated inquiries to Cryptsy, users are being left without any meaningful response or information from Cryptsy and have had their withdrawal demands either denied or tabbed as “pending” for days, weeks, or even months. Although the exact amount remains undetermined, the lawsuit estimates that the value of the digital funds being held captive at Cryptsy exceeds Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00).
The class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida under Case No. 9:16-cv-80060. As stated in the lawsuit, the class of victims pursuing relief includes “All Cryptsy account owners who deposited Bitcoins, alternative cryptocurrencies, or any other form of monies or currency at Cryptsy and have been denied access to their accounts and funds between November 1, 2015 and the present date.” The lawsuit asserts claims for negligence, unjust enrichment, conversion of funds and property, and violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
If you have entrusted your cryptocurrency to Cryptsy or have traded through its web site and feel you have been misled, you might have the grounds upon which to assert a claim to recover your losses. Silver Law Group is a nationally-recognized securities law firm headquartered in South Florida, with satellite offices in New York and Washington, DC, representing investors worldwide with their claims for losses due to financial misconduct and investment firm negligence in securities litigation and arbitration matters. Scott L. Silver and David C. Silver both have Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ of “AV” Preeminent for achieving the highest ethical and legal standards. The firm has successfully recovered multi-million dollar awards for its clients. To contact David C. Silver to discuss your legal matter, call toll-free (800) 975-4345 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.