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Lock Sues Macedo, Full Tilt Faces Another Civil Suit - Poker News

22 August 2011, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Lock Poker has decided to take legal action against former pro Jose "Girah" Macedo and Full Tilt Poker is facing another class action suit from the repercussions of Black Friday.
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Lock Poker has decided to take legal action against former pro Jose "Girah" Macedo and Full Tilt Poker is facing another class action suit from the repercussions of Black Friday.

Lock Poker to Take Legal Action Against Girah

The Jose Macedo saga hit an interesting twist last week.

Lock Poker has announced that they are pursuing legal action against their former pro.

Eric Lynch, Lock's Poker Room Manager, stated the following on the TwoPlusTwo forum:

"Lock is currently pursuing legal action against Jose so we are unable to make a substantial comment at this time.

"We do realize that ongoing silence can lead to people jumping to conclusions. What happened goes against the very core of our player based philosophy and we intend on exercising our legal rights in the most severe degree.

"We will keep you updated as things progress"

Lock had released Macedo after he admitted to running a high-stakes scam online.

Macedo was disqualified from the Bluff Lock Pro Challenge earlier in the year after it was discovered that he allowed someone else to play on his account.

In recent days, Haseeb Qureshi admitted to chip dumping $100,000 to Macedo, the amount that allowed him to win the Lock Pro Challenge.

According to Lynch, the lawsuit will be filed in the near future after Lock does more investigation on the matter.

Lock Poker has signed Spanish pro Leo Margets to replace Macedo on its ELITE pro team.

Full Tilt Facing Another Class Action Suit

EGRMagazine.com announced last week that Full Tilt Poker is facing another class action lawsuit, this time filed by two Canadian players.

Zayn Jetha and Donald Whelan filed a suit against Full Tilt CEO Ray Bitar as well as against both Nelson Burtnick and Howard Lederer.

Tiltware, Full Tilt Poker Ltd, and other companies associated with Full Tilt were included on the suit.

The difference between this suit and the one filed over a month ago by Steve Segal and others is that this suit covers all players worldwide affected by the Full Tilt shutdown.

In addition, the suit seeks punitive damages against Full Tilt as well as legal fees.

With the AGCC license hearing scheduled to resume in September, this is a bad time for additional legal troubles for Full Tilt.

There is still no word regarding a sale that many feel is the only way the former top online poker site will be able to resume operations in the future.

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