Legal Teams Preparing for First Bellwether Trial in Fun 5’s Lottery Lawsuit Against GTECH (n/k/a/ International Game Technology)

The legal teams for the players and for GTECH have begun preparing for the first Fun 5’s bellwether trial in Austin scheduled for April 25, 2022. The lawsuit was filed by hundreds of Texas lottery players who were led to believe, by the instructions printed on the tickets, that they would receive a prize if […]

GTECH Files Traditional Motion for Summary Judgment in Lottery Fun 5’s Case

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 […]

Court Enters Scheduling Order for Fun 5’s Trial

The 201st Judicial District Court in Travis County, Texas has issued a Docket Control Order setting a series of deadlines for the first bellwether trial against GTECH, Inc. (n/k/a IGT) in the Fun 5’s lawsuit. The Court has set a trial date of April 25, 2022, and has ordered the parties to participate in a […]

Court Holds Hearing on GTECH’s No Evidence Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

The Honorable Amy Clark Meachum, judge of the 201st Judicial District Court in Austin, held a hearing today on GTECH’s No Evidence Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. GTECH Corporation (n/k/a IGT Global Solutions Corporation) was sued by hundreds of Texas Lottery players. The players allege that GTECH designed and printed instructions on the Fun 5’s […]

Court Holds Status Conference in Fun 5’s Lawsuit

The 201st Civil District Court in Travis County held a status conference today. Attorneys representing the plaintiffs, intervenors, and Defendant GTECH participated. Judge Amy Clark Meachum agreed with the attorneys that it makes sense to hold a series of “bellwether” trials instead of attempting to hold one trial for all plaintiffs at the same time. […]

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 […]

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