Quiros has asserted 34 "affirmative defenses," including a claim the SEC failed to make its allegations with "sufficient particularity."
An amended civil complaint by the SEC, filed in May in federal court in Miami, is 86 pages. Quiros' response, filed Dec. 21, is 52 pages.
In his answer, Quiros asks the court to dismiss the SEC's complaint in its entirety, enter a judgment in favor of Quiros against the SEC, and award him his costs, including "discretionary costs and attorney's fees." Quiros also demands a trial by jury, should the complaint not be dismissed.
The SEC has asked the court for an extension to Jan. 25 to file a motion to strike Quiros' affirmative defenses.
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