Full Tilt Poker Jubilant As Court Case Dismissed Against Them

In the latest saga concerning law suits filed against Full Tilt Poker, the poker site has come out on top once more, this time fending off claims of fraud, libel, slander, false advertising, and racketeering by two disgruntled players.
Back in October 2009, Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy took Full Tilt Poker to court after they were accused of multi-accounting, using illegal poker robots and consequently had $80,000 confiscated from their accounts. In retaliation the pair accused Full Tilt of using “bots” of its own to increase the element of luck in the game, as well as filling empty seats.
The civil law suit was also set to reveal details on a concurrently running “speculative” grand jury investigation of Full Tilt Poker, as the plaintiffs sought early discovery and requested the unsealing of information pertinent to their case.
However, the case of Lary Kennedy and Greg Omotoy v Full Tilt Poker, has now been dismissed by a Central California District Court in another legal triumph for the popular poker site. As a result, any information that might have been revealed to confirm whether there was any merit to the grand jury investigation rumours is no longer applicable.
In another piece of good news for Full Tilt Poker, the state of Kentucky has had its request for discovery rejected by a Franklin Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, after it was decided that Pocket Kings, the parent company of Full Tilt Poker, had not been properly served in a timely fashion.
Kentucky is seeking to not only shut down the online poker site, but to reclaim lost wagers on the site from Kentucky residents. As the court explains, though:
“As of entry of this order (April 23, 2010), the only named defendant, Pocket Kings LTD, has not been served.  The Court finds that allowing discovery here would be premature until Pocket Kings has been served, and until the Court has reviewed any responsive pleadings that Pocket Kings may file.”
With one case out of three down, another being considered highly “speculative” and no motions for discovery accepted to date, the pros at Full Tilt Poker seem to be doing a pretty good job of keeping their cards close to their chests as they continue to navigate themselves through the United States ‘s legal choppy waters.


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