Phil Gordon was recently involved in a class-action lawsuit that he had filed against Full Tilt Poker in June 2011. Phil Gordon is now working on clearing his name from any kind of illegal activity and other such accusations that were laid on him. Phil Gordon’s lawyer is Maurice Suh of LA’s Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Maurice Suh has helped Gordon put up this civil lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker. While the lawsuit spoke about money that Full Tilt Poker owes Phil Gordon, there were several accusations on Phil Gordon for having had shares Full Tilt and earning from the profit that they make. Gordon was also accused of having creating a fuss around the return of funds to US players to get popular with the crowd and pull out more money for himself.
Phil Gordon has kept his lawyers busy by asking them to work on clearing his name from all such controversies. Phil Gordon was dismissed this week as a defendant after his lawyers argued that he had never been a part of the managerial decisions taken at Full Tilt or had any kind of role to play in Full Tilt’s operations.
“I have always held myself to the highest standards of conduct,” stated Gordon. “As part of that, I have repeatedly emphasized that Full Tilt should repay the U.S. players as quickly as possible.”
“No money changed hands as part of this dismissal,” said Maurice Suh. “The allegations about Mr. Gordon in the lawsuit were completely wrong, and I am glad that the plaintiffs agreed with us on that score early in the lawsuit. Mr. Gordon believes that Full Tilt’s top priority should be the repayment of all players.”
There were several others who followed suite with Phil Gordon and filed a civil lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker, some of them are Todd Terry, Nick Hammer, Steve Segal and Robin Hougdahl. While these plaintiffs still await results on their lawsuit, Phil Gordon is the only one who has been let off the hook, and hence even this move is being questioned by others. The case against the Full Tilt Team members Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, Andy Bloch, Allen Cunningham, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, John Juanda, and Erick Lindgren is still on. There were several indicted Full Tilt founders mentioned in the same lawsuit, some of them are Nelson Burtnick, Ray Bitar, and more than one John Doe.