Montel Williams Sued For Breech Of Poker Contract

Guardian Gaming Limited have just filed a lawsuit against Montel Williams, in the U.S State of Nevada, claiming the TV talk show host reneged on an agreement related to his ‘International Team Poker League’ (ITPL).
The ITPL is the brain child of Montel williams, who serves as the Commissioner and CEO of the series of Reality TV Poker Tournaments held in conjunction with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The lawsuit claims that on July 30th 2008, Guardian Gaming Ltd paid an initial payment of $300,000 to William’s ITPL and agreed to set up and operate an Internet gaming site associated with the ITPL, in return for 25% stake of the company.
However, by September 2008, ITPL/Williams decided to go with Playtech’s iPoker network, instead of Guardian Gaming and so terminated their agreement, and failed to return the money.
“Either Williams and ITPL did not intend to fulfill their contractual obligations to Guardian Š and/or Williams identified another company and concluded this other company could complete the tasks delegated to Guardian in the agreement on preferable terms,’’ the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit continues that despite the ITPL and Williams acknowledging Guardian’s entitlement to a refund, no money has been forthcoming. The upshot is that Guardian Gaming are claiming that at the time of the original agreement, the ITPL made representations “that they would use the initial investment in furtherance of the venture and/or that defendants would fulfill their obligations under the agreement.”
However, Guardian now allege that the “Defendants knew or believed that these representations were false or made them without sufficient foundation,” and concludes that the “Defendants made such representations with the intent to defraud and induce Guardian into paying the initial investment.”
Guardian Gaming are now pursuing damages, interest and legal costs, in addition to the return of their $300,000, and have filed the lawsuit at the Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

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