GTECH Decides Not to Ask Court to Reconsider

The Texas Supreme Court recently decided not to grant immunity to GTECH Corporation (n/k/a IGT) for fraud claims filed by over 1,000 Texas lottery players. GTECH did not ask the Court to reconsider its decision before the deadline to do so. That is not surprising since the Court seldom grants a request to reconsider one […]

Mark Lanier Wins $2.1 Billion Appeal Against Johnson & Johnson

Attorney Mark Lanier represented 22 women who alleged that┬áJohnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos and caused them to suffer ovarian cancer. A Missouri jury awarded Lanier’s clients $4.69 billion in damages. J&J appealed the jury’s verdict. A Missouri appellate court upheld that jury verdict this week and found that J&J’ engaged in “reprehensible conduct” […]

Texas Lottery Players Win Big Victory in Supreme Court

The more than 7 million Texas citizens who play the Texas Lottery have reason to celebrate today. The Texas Supreme Court ruled today that the contract operator of the Texas Lottery can be sued for fraud if it uses misleading language on lottery tickets. The lottery operator, GTECH (now known as IGT), designed and printed […]

Fun 5’s Appeal Still Pending

The Texas Supreme Court has not yet rendered its decision in the appeal of GTECH, Inc. v. Steele et al. The plaintiffs in the case allege that GTECH proposed misleading language for, and printed the misleading language on, the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets. Over one thousand lottery players were fooled into believing they would receive […]

Video of Oral Arguments Available

Today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the Steele v. GTECH case and the companion Nettles v. GTECH case are available for viewing at the following link: http://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/TSCSearchResults.asp?bRecent=1 Now that the Court has heard oral arguments, the Justices will begin to deliberate and prepare an opinion. Once the court arrives at a decision and issues its […]

Online Broadcast of Oral Arguments for Fun 5’s Lottery Case.

The Supreme Court of Texas will broadcast the oral arguments in Steele, et al v. GTECH which are scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 9:50 am CST. The broadcast should be carried live. If you cannot view the live broadcast, or if for some reason the live broadcast is not available, the Supreme Court […]

State of Texas Files Amicus Brief Against Its Own Lottery Players

The State of Texas filed an Amicus Brief yesterday in the Steele et al v. GTECH, Inc. case pending before the Texas Supreme Court. The Steele case is a lawsuit against the private company that operates the Texas lottery. Over 1,000 lottery players sued because they were led to believe by GTECH that they would […]

Lottery Lawsuit Lawyers Preparing for Oral Arguments

Lawyers for over 1,000 lottery players in Texas are preparing for a legal showdown with lawyers from an international gambling firm that operates the Texas Lottery. The legal fight involves misleading instructions printed by GTECH on the popular Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets sold by the Texas Lottery. The language chosen by GTECH represented that the […]

Subscribe to our Newsletter