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FTX Customers Sue Sam Bankman-Fried as Part of Chapter 11 Case

  • Investors want repayment priority over other creditors
  • Customers seek class-action status for bankruptcy court suit
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Ellison Admits She, Bankman-Fried Misled FTX Lenders

Customers of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX sued in bankruptcy court in hopes of being first in line to recover some of the billions lost in the meltdown of Sam Bankman-Fried’s digital-asset empire.

A group of four FTX customers asked a bankruptcy judge Tuesday to rule their holdings in the Bahamas-based exchange belong to them, rather than FTX. They want the judge to give customers repayment priority over other FTX creditors, according to a Delaware bankruptcy court filing. The group is also asking to have the suit certified as a class-action case.