GTECH has filed a motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit pending against it in the Travis County District Court. The lawsuit was brought by many hundreds of lottery players who contend that GTECH fraudulently represented that they would win a prize if their Fun 5’s scratch-off ticket revealed a Money Bag symbol. GTECH contends that the players were presumed to know the official game rules published in the Texas Register and, therefore, GTECH cannot be held liable even if its instructions were misleading or false. A copy of GTECH’s motion can be reviewed here:
Plaintiffs’ response is due December 30th and the Court will hold a hearing on the motion on January 6th. We will post a copy of the response on this blog when it is filed. The Lanier Law Firm will be taking the lead on behalf of plaintiffs in arguing that GTECH is not entitled to a summary judgment and should be forced to face a jury trial.