Lawyers PartyGaming file a motion to dismiss Kentucky lawsuit
The operator was added to the lawsuit that the state had already started against the owner of Full Tilt Poker, Pocket Kings and the Isle of Man-based software company Microgaming.
Money 'stolen' after Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
The government of Kentucky demanded a refund of the money
that was supposedly ‘stolen’ by the operators in August 2005 and in October 2006, when PartyGaming withdrew from the U.S. market following the adoption of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.
Now the operator has filed a motion to dismiss the case for three reasons. First, the state of Kentucky has not followed the right legal procedures for obtaining legal documents of foreign companies, as prescribed by the Hague Convention, and as is required by companies operating under a permit from London or from Gibraltar .
Secondly, the Secretary of Justice in Kentucky is not entitled to starting such a lawsuit, because this should be done by the U.S. Attorney General in Kentucky. Thirdly, the lawyer dismissed the charges against the company as being ‘too vague’. There has not yet been a ruling on the motion.