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News: Illinois players sued for winning online

10-19-2010 , 05:33 PM
America..........
10-19-2010 , 05:49 PM
Truly is Haters gonna Hate...
Some People CANNOT just be happy for someone else.
Its so mind boggling.
Sure there is a tad of jealousy when I see puffinmyperp take down the sunday million, then final table it again a couple months later.
I mean for the love of god I wish this Scott guy would just grow up, and maybe do something GOOD for humanity.
Instead of wasting tax payers money to try and take a bunch of kids money they made fair and square.
If I ever have the pleasure of meeting this scumbag face to face I will spit in my hand and pimp slap him in the face.
10-19-2010 , 05:52 PM
i must be reading this wrong

Spoiler:
serouls lulz otherwise
10-19-2010 , 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by nyrajf News: Illinois players sued for winning online
The lawyer is looking to make a name for himself: http://www.laverylawfirm.com/aboutmarktlavery.html

"Mark Lavery is a lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping consumers with credit problems. Mark is an aggressive lawyer who prefers to strike first and sue debt collectors before a client has to resort to bankruptcy. Mark started represening consumers in debt collection abuse cases back in 2000. "
these guys are the worst of the worst. if you think debt collectors are bad, these guys definitely trump them.

imagine your life's work as helping deadbeats avoid paying back the money they borrowed/contracted to return.
10-19-2010 , 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by novahunterpa News: Illinois players sued for winning online


The plaintiff likely never played online poker ever, he doesn't have to be the loser or even ever have been dealt a hand before filing this suit
You need 'standing' to file a lawsuit, don't see how this would get past summary judgment.
10-19-2010 , 06:12 PM
If this guy wins.....I will LOL
10-19-2010 , 06:13 PM
this is ffffffn lame
10-19-2010 , 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Andyfothershops News: Illinois players sued for winning online
Not sure about US, but in UK you have to prove that some sort of damage happened to you. i.e appellant a can't sue respondent b because party c broke his leg in a car crash caused by b, which in no way affected the the appellant, but party c waived his right to sue. There is also the neighbourhood principle which i could go into.

I'm sure US law isnt that different in damage principles
Mostly, yes.

This statute seems to be specifically crafted to give anyone standing to sue for damages once the six month period has past. Super unusual, but read the statute and see what you think.
10-19-2010 , 08:43 PM
so ******ed
10-19-2010 , 09:15 PM
So Dumb (in my best bed intruder rap song voice)
10-19-2010 , 10:00 PM
The poker sites need to step up and protect their players. They need to cut the ppa a hefty multi million dollar check to be used to hire excellent attorneys to aggressively fight these bs actions creeping up all over the place.
10-19-2010 , 10:50 PM
Im glad I moved out of Illinois, so ridiculous

I wonder if they can sue for FPPs also
10-19-2010 , 11:29 PM
Plantiff probably asked himself, "What would Doug Lee do?"
10-19-2010 , 11:38 PM
assuming all the same stuff applies for these other states this is potentially HUGE if this guy were to win this and would basically ruin online poker as most states have similar laws as IL. here is a list of all the states someone posted.

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Originally Posted by jalexand42 News: Illinois players sued for winning online
More than Illinois folks should be worried if this pandora's box is opened:

http://www.gambling-law-us.com/Artic...s-recovery.htm
10-19-2010 , 11:45 PM
what.the.f*ck.

what a piece of sh*t this guy is, NO way in hell is he getting his hands on my 2 million+ in play money
10-20-2010 , 12:42 AM
This state sucks.
10-20-2010 , 01:47 AM
I can't stop laughing at how ridiculous this is and can't stop crying b/c this idiot could potential kill off online poker if he gets lucky
10-20-2010 , 02:06 AM
Seriously hope nothing comes of this...
10-20-2010 , 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ChicagoJoey News: Illinois players sued for winning online
Im glad I moved out of Illinois, so ridiculous

I wonder if they can sue for FPPs also
This is not the triple fpp promo we had in mind
10-20-2010 , 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LetsGambool News: Illinois players sued for winning online
Mostly, yes.

This statute seems to be specifically crafted to give anyone standing to sue for damages once the six month period has past. Super unusual, but read the statute and see what you think.
I'll have look. If it is what you say it is, it doesn't sound fit for purpose


The court or the jury, as the case may be, shall determine the amount of the loss. If theres no loss, how can there be damages? Maybe it's drafted so that if A loses B's money, B can recover it if A wont.

Last edited by Andyfothershops; 10-20-2010 at 02:42 AM. Reason: read statute (quickly)
10-20-2010 , 02:49 AM
What a complete and utter moran
10-20-2010 , 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Andyfothershops News: Illinois players sued for winning online
I'll have look. If it is what you say it is, it doesn't sound fit for purpose


The court or the jury, as the case may be, shall determine the amount of the loss. If theres no loss, how can there be damages? Maybe it's drafted so that if A loses B's money, B can recover it if A wont.
The loss referenced is the loss by player B even if player C is suing.
10-20-2010 , 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by PLO123 News: Illinois players sued for winning online
America..........
**** YEAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
10-20-2010 , 11:11 AM
My understanding is that it is an antiquated law intended to give a wife recourse if her husband gambles away all their money illegally. IANAL however.
10-20-2010 , 11:18 AM
R.I.P. online poker

Last edited by Tom Peters; 10-20-2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: gg Illinois Congress

      
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