Court Issues Docket Control Order in Fun 5’s Case

The Austin trial court has issued a Docket Control Order (DCO) in the Texas Lottery Fun 5’s lawsuit. The DCO sets deadlines and the trial date for the first bellwether lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought by approximately 1,000 lottery players whose scratch-off tickets indicated they should win a prize. GTECH (now known as IGT) is […]

Court Denies GTECH’s Motion and Resets Trial Date

Hundreds of Texas lottery players sued GTECH Corporation, (n/k/a IGT Global Solutions Corporation), the operator of the Texas Lottery, for fraud. GTECH’s representations led the players to believe that if their Fun 5’s scratch-off ticket revealed a Money Bag symbol, they would win five times the amount shown in the Prize Box. In fact, GTECH […]

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 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 Johnson & 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” […]