Supreme Court Requests Response from GTECH in Nettles Appeal

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a Response Request to GTECH (now doing business as IGT) in the Nettles v. GTECH case.  What does this mean?  It means that at least one Justice wanted to see a response from GTECH before deciding whether to grant or deny Ms. Nettles’ Petition for Review.  As a reminder, Ms. Nettles […]

Dangerous Tree Stands

A lot of our clients are deer hunters.  We recently received a report from Safety Research and Strategies that warns about injuries and deaths associated with defective deer stands.  We wanted to share this report with our clients and friends to urge them to be safe while hunting and to warn them about some of […]

Partnership Disputes

We have received a number of calls from business people who feel that their business partners have cheated them, have taken business opportunities belonging to the business, or have stolen partnership money.  For information about the legal rights and duties you might have as a business partner, view our Partnership Disputes page on this website.

Supreme Court Grants GTECH a Second Extension of Time to File Petition for Review

GTECH filed a Motion for Second Extension of Time to file its Petition for Review in the Fun 5’s lottery lawsuit.  As grounds for its motion, GTECH’s appellate lawyers told the Supreme Court that they have scheduling conflicts including other deadlines for Petitions for Review and other appellate briefs that they have recently filed and are due […]

Dawn Nettles Files Petition for Review with Texas Supreme Court

Dawn Nettles has asked the Texas Supreme Court to review the decision of the Dallas Court of Appeals in her lawsuit against GTECH (IGT).  The Dallas Court ruled that GTECH was entitled to immunity from fraud claims brought by Ms. Nettles.  Ms. Nettles alleged that GTECH made a knowing decision to use instructions that represented […]

GTECH Skips Motion for Rehearing in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH, now known by the trade name IGT, has apparently decided to skip filing a motion for rehearing or a motion for rehearing en banc in the Austin Court of Appeals.  A three-judge panel of that court issued an opinion in the Steele v. GTECH lawsuit on January 11, 2018.  In its opinion, the Austin […]

Deadlines to Appeal Austin Court of Appeals’ Decision

As we noted in our last post, the Austin Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in the Steele v. GTECH  Fun 5’s case on January 11, 2018.  The Austin Court denied GTECH’s request to be given immunity from suit under the  legal doctrine of “derivative sovereign immunity”.  Many lottery players are now wondering what […]

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Fun 5s Players

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited opinion in the Steele v. GTECH Corporation case today.  The lawsuit was brought by over 1,000 lottery players against GTECH, the operator of the Texas Lottery.  The players contend that GTECH made the knowing decision to print misleading and fraudulent instructions on the Fun 5’s scratch-off […]