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 […]

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 […]

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