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October 19, 2020

As part of an antitrust lawsuit

US: Judge denies players motion for summary judgment against WPT Enterprises

(US).- In the antitrust lawsuit brought against WPT Enterprises by seven professional poker players, US District Judge Otis D. Wright II denied the Motion for Summary Judgment filed last March 14.

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he players that filed the antitrust lawsuit against WPT Enterprises are Chris Ferguson, Andrew Bloch, Annie Duke, Joseph Hachem, Phil Gordon, Howard Lederer and Greg Raymer.

WPTE filed an Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion on April 12, 2007, to which the plaintiffs filed a Reply Brief. After review of the parties’ submissions, as well as the arguments advanced by counsel at a hearing on May 14, the court on May 22nd denied the plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment.

"We are very pleased with Judge Wright’s order denying the Motion for Summary Judgment," said WPTE’s General Counsel, Adam Pliska. "We feel that this decision confirms our contention that this case is without merit."

WPTE has engaged the law firms of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber in connection with this case.

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