Supreme Court Requests Response in Pending Fun 5’s Appeal

The Texas Supreme Court issued a Letter Requesting Response to GTECH’s Petition for Review on July 6th.  The letter instructs attorneys for over 1,000 Texas Lottery players to file a response to GTECH’s Petition for Review on or before August 2nd. GTECH is asking the Court to review the opinion issued by the Austin Court of Appeals.  […]

Lottery Players File Waiver of Response Letter with Supreme Court

Attorneys for over 1,000 Texas lottery players filed a waiver of response letter with the Texas Supreme Court this week.  The lawsuit was brought by the lottery players against GTECH (now doing business as IGT).  GTECH is the contract operator of the Texas Lottery.  The players allege that GTECH knowingly made false and misleading representations […]

Supreme Court Requests Response from GTECH in Nettles Appeal

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a Response Request to GTECH (now doing business as IGT) in the Nettles v. GTECH case.  What does this mean?  It means that at least one Justice wanted to see a response from GTECH before deciding whether to grant or deny Ms. Nettles’ Petition for Review.  As a reminder, Ms. Nettles […]

Supreme Court Grants GTECH a Second Extension of Time to File Petition for Review

GTECH filed a Motion for Second Extension of Time to file its Petition for Review in the Fun 5’s lottery lawsuit.  As grounds for its motion, GTECH’s appellate lawyers told the Supreme Court that they have scheduling conflicts including other deadlines for Petitions for Review and other appellate briefs that they have recently filed and are due […]

GTECH Skips Motion for Rehearing in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH, now known by the trade name IGT, has apparently decided to skip filing a motion for rehearing or a motion for rehearing en banc in the Austin Court of Appeals.  A three-judge panel of that court issued an opinion in the Steele v. GTECH lawsuit on January 11, 2018.  In its opinion, the Austin […]

Deadlines to Appeal Austin Court of Appeals’ Decision

As we noted in our last post, the Austin Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in the Steele v. GTECH  Fun 5’s case on January 11, 2018.  The Austin Court denied GTECH’s request to be given immunity from suit under the  legal doctrine of “derivative sovereign immunity”.  Many lottery players are now wondering what […]

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Fun 5s Players

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited opinion in the Steele v. GTECH Corporation case today.  The lawsuit was brought by over 1,000 lottery players against GTECH, the operator of the Texas Lottery.  The players contend that GTECH made the knowing decision to print misleading and fraudulent instructions on the Fun 5’s scratch-off […]