Supreme Court Orders Oral Arguments in Fun 5’s Lawsuit

The Texas Supreme Court issued an order this morning requiring the attorneys who represent the lottery players and the attorneys who represent GTECH (now known as IGT) to appear before the Court on December 3, 2019 to present oral arguments. The oral arguments will be videotaped and will be available for the public to watch […]

Status of Fun 5’s Lawsuit

Q: What is the status of the Fun 5’s Lawsuit? A: The Fun 5’s Lawsuit against GTECH, Inc. (now known as IGT) is currently pending before the Texas Supreme Court. GTECH argued in the trial court that it is immune from suit for fraud because it was working for the Texas Lottery Commission. The lottery […]

GTECH Files Reply Brief in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH filed its Reply Brief on the Merits in the Fun 5’s scratch-off lottery ticket lawsuit currently pending before the Texas Supreme Court. Now that all the briefs have been filed in Steele et al. v. GTECH, the Supreme Court is likely to take one of two steps. It may either deny GTECH’s Petition for […]

Plaintiffs in Fun 5’s Lawsuit File Their Brief on the Merits

Plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lawsuit in Texas filed their Respondents’ Brief on the Merits  today.  In their 61 page brief, attorneys for the Plaintiffs argue that GTECH (now known as IGT) is not entitled to derivative sovereign immunity.  GTECH claims it was just following orders when it printed scratch-off lottery tickets with instructions that falsely […]

Briefing Schedule in Steele et al. v. GTECH

The current briefing schedule in the Texas Supreme Court is as follows: Respondents’ (Plaintiffs’) Brief on the Merits is due on February 19, 2019; Petitioner’s (GTECH) Reply Brieff is due March 6, 2019. Once those briefs are filed, the Supreme Court may decide to grant GTECH’s Petition for Review, it may decide to deny the […]

GTECH Files Brief on the Merits in Fun 5’s Appeal

GTECH filed a 157 page brief on the merits in the Steele et. al v. GTECH, Inc. lawsuit pending in the Texas Supreme Court.  In its brief, GTECH argues that the Supreme Court should grant GTECH’s petition for review.  GTECH wants the Supreme Court to overturn the Austin Court of Appeals’ decision that allowed approximately […]

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