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 […]

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 […]

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