Seven professional poker players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the World Poker Tour

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Players Seek Summary Judgment in WPTE Lawsuit

Back in July of 2006 seven professional poker players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the World Poker Tour. Back in July of 2006 seven professional poker players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the World Poker Tour. Recently, the players (Annie Duke, Andy Bloch, Joe Hachem, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Phil Gordon, and Greg Raymer) upped the ante and filed a motion for summary judgment in the case at the federal district court in Los Angeles. By moving for a summary judgment the players are, in essence, asking the judge to decide in their favor, without going to trial.

A summary judgment is sought when it is believed that the facts in a case are evident and undisputable and a judgment is just a matter of law. In cases where the underlying law is inherently complex, or where the facts and Win seats to Poker Dome! evidence have room for interpretation, a summary judgment is far less likely to be granted.






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