GTECH Corporation (IGT) has filed a notice of appeal to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin. GTECH is asking the court of appeals to overrule the Austin trial court’s denial of GTECH’s Plea to the Jurisdiction. In its Plea, GTECH claims it is immune from liability for any fraud claims because it is a governmental contractor. In response to the appeal, the trial court has signed an amended scheduling order setting new deadlines for discovery, expert witness designations, and trial. In addition, GTECH has announced that it has added the law firm of Haynes & Boone as its appellate counsel for the appeal. The relevant notices and court orders can be reviewed below:
GTECH’s Petition for Permission to Appeal
GTECH’s Notice of Accelerated Appeal
Order Granting Permission to Appeal
Notice of Appearance of Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.