Beleaguered Full Tilt Poker has received more bad news, as it has been served with a second class action lawsuit within the United States.
The litigation was filed by two Canadians in US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit covers any Full Tilt player within our outside of the United States who haven't received the moneys within their account. Furthermore, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages, payment of legal fees and court costs. Zayn Jetha and Donald Whelan are the named Plaintiffs. Full Tilt Poker, Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer and Nelson Burtnick are the named Defendants.
Full Tilt Poker has had a very tumultuous year. After the events of Black Friday the company saw its American customers erased and many funds seized. Soon after the gambling commission of Alderney shut down the site. Recently however, the company had received some breaks, with Alderney considering Full Tilt in compliance until an upcoming hearing to discuss reported violations and news of a potential purchase of the company by European investors.
The newest lawsuit is not the first legal action Full Tilt has seen this year from players. Another class action lawsuit was filed in June by Todd Terry, Nick Hammer, Steve Segal and Robin Hougdahl, seeking damages and the return of player funds. The Terry case is also currently in progress and differs from the newest suit in that the Terry case includes a RICO claim, which allows the Plaintiff to seek a claim of thrice the damages that occurred.