Mt.Gox-related litigants request the Illinois North District Court to extend the duration of the search process

According to Finance Feeds, parties to the Mt.Gox lawsuit asked the Northern District Court of Illinois to give them additional time to search because the search for Mark Karpeles (former CEO of Mt.Gox) was challenging. On August 30, the parties involved in the case filed a motion to request the discovery deadline to be as long as December 12, 2019. In the past few months, the parties in the lawsuit filed by former US customer Gregory Greene of Mt.Gox have been arranging Karpeles to testify in Japan. However, due to restrictions imposed by the treaty between the United States and Japan, all witness statements made in Japan must be conducted at the US Embassy in Tokyo or the US Embassy in Osaka. The treaty does not permit video or telephone testimony. Due to these and other restrictions, the supply of the witness's statement room at the Embassy is very limited and must be booked at least six weeks in advance. The two parties initially agreed to accept Karpeles' testimony on September 13 and made an appointment for the witness statement room of the Tokyo Embassy on the same day. However, due to the conflict of lawyers' scheduling, the parties had to cancel the appointment. The next feasible date is November 5, 2019.