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Plaintiffs in Fun 5’s Suit File Letter Brief with Austin Court of Appeals

Over 1,000 Texas consumers filed a letter brief with the Austin Court of Appeals today.  The brief was was filed in response to a letter brief filed by GTECH (IGT).  In its brief, GTECH urged the Austin Court to adopt the ruling recently made by the Dallas Court of Appeals.  The Dallas opinion held that GTECH (IGT) could not be made to answer for fraud on Texas consumers because it enjoyed “derivative sovereign immunity”.  It their brief, the Texas plaintiffs pointed out that their complaint is not with the TLC’s decision to include “Money Bag” symbols on the Fun 5’s tickets.  Instead, their complaint is that GTECH made an independent decision to use misleading and fraudulent language to describe the chances of winning five times the prize amount on the ticket.  You can read Plaintiffs’ letter brief here: Plaintiffs’ Letter to Austin Court of Appeals.