Speculation is rife within the XRP (CRYPTO:XRP) community as lawyers anticipate a potential ruling in the Ripple-SEC legal battle, possibly as early as this Friday.

Pro-XRP lawyers like Fred Rispoli and Bill Morgan discuss procedural hurdles and timelines, suggesting that a ruling on remedies and penalties may be imminent despite pending motions.

Rispoli's earlier prediction pointed to July 31 as a potential deadline, with the possibility of an earlier decision aligning with a significant court anniversary.

The outcome hinges on Judge Netburn's pending decision on Ripple's motion to strike new expert materials from the SEC, which could influence Judge Torres's final judgment.

Despite the legal maneuvering, XRP's market price remains stable at $0.43, showing limited anticipation of imminent news.