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Nettles and GTECH File Post Submission Briefs in Dallas

Attorney Peter Kelly, appellate counsel for Dawn Nettles, filed Nettles’Post Submission Brief with the Dallas Court of Appeals.  The brief deals with the question of whether the Texas Legislature intended for GTECH to have derivative governmental immunity.  In response, GTECH’s appellate counsel

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GTECH Files Reply Brief

GTECH filed its Reply Brief in the Austin Court of Appeals.  In its brief, GTECH maintains that it did not exercise any discretion in deciding to use misleading language on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets.  GTECH urges the Court of

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Nettles Files Reply Brief in Fun 5’s Lawsuit Appeal in Dallas

Attorneys for Dawn Nettles have filed a Reply Brief on behalf of Ms. Nettles in her appeal of a Dallas trial court’s ruling that GTECH enjoys “derivative immunity” for fraud lawsuits.  A copy of Ms. Nettles’ brief can be viewed

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Plaintiffs and Hiatt Intervenors File Amended Pleadings

The Plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lottery game lawsuit against GTECH (International Game Technology) have filed their Fourth Amended Petition along with an Exhibit “A” which lists the names of the Plaintiffs who have sued GTECH.  The Hiatt Intervenors have

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Representative of Governor Meets With Lottery Petitioner

The Petition Denise Deckard’s parents purchased a Fun ‘s lottery ticket from the Texas Lottery Commission.  They believed they had won a substantial cash prize based on the clear language of the ticket’s instructions.  However, when they attempted to cash

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GTECH Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH (International Game Technology) has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in the Fun 5’s case pending in Austin.  The motion alleges that there are elements to the Plaintiffs’ causes of action that they will not be able to prove

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GTECH Files Appellee’s Brief in Dallas Court of Appeals

GTECH (International Game Technology) has filed its Brief of Appellee in the Dallas Court of Appeals in Dawn Nettles’ Fun 5’s lawsuit.  Here is a summary of GTECH’s arguments: “Under Texas law, when a government contractor is sued for complying with directions

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GTECH Files Appellate Brief in Fun 5’s Lawsuit

GTECH (International Game Technology) filed its Brief of Appellant today in the Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas at Austin.  In summary, GTECH argues that it merely did what it was told to do by the Texas Lottery

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Expert Witnesses Designated by GTECH in Fun 5’s Lawsuit

GTECH (IGT) filed its Third Amended Response to Disclosures in which it identified the expert witnesses it intends to use at the time of trial.  GTECH intends to present testimony from Laurel Smith Stvan, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Linguistics at The University of Texas

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Appellant Brief Filed in Nettles Case in Dallas

Attorneys for Dawn Nettles have filed their Appellant’s Brief  in the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas.  The brief asks the court of appeals to overturn the Dallas trial court’s ruling that GTECH has “derivative immunity”.  The Dallas trial court’s decision

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