NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
3rd Strike For Clonie's Ill Fated Lawsuit
February 13, 2022

The final death knell for Clonie Gowen's lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker was struck earlier this week, after years of re-filing and re-appealing concluded with nothing more than a full dismissal of her complaint.

Gowen's original suit, claiming she was promised a 1% share of Full Tilt Poker which she never received, was originally filed in late 2008 against not only Full Tilt Poker but many of the original pros involved with the company including Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman and Chris Fergusson, a suit later amended when the presiding Judge over the case, US District Court Judge Robert C. Jones, determined the individual players could not be targeted. 

That Judge did allow the complaint to be resubmitted at that point and aimed only at Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer and Tiltware, however neither that second version of the complaint nor a third, filed after the second complaint was dismissed in October, had enough evidence to support Clonie's claim.

As a result of this final dismissal, which prevents Gowen from any future action against Full Tilt Poker in regards to this case, Clonie and her legal team have effectively lost a $40,000,000 pot, roughly the amount they believed she was owed in exchange for promoting and representing Full Tilt Poker, as per a verbal agreement she claimed she had made with representatives of the company in 2004.


Story by Mark Anderson 

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