Court to hear iMEGA's UIGEA appeal in April

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The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) announced this week that the oral argument in the appeal of its lawsuit challenging the UIGEA will likely be held this April.

With iMEGA's appeal and the government's response having been filed, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which will consider the appeal, has asked both sides for dates in April on which they would be available for the oral argument.

"We're very happy the Court is moving forward to schedule oral arguments," said Joe Brennan Jr., iMEGA chairman. "We're confident we have a strong suit, and it will be difficult for the Department of Justice to defend UIGEA, because it is so fatally flawed."

The federal lawsuit, iMEGA v. Keisler, et al., was brought by iMEGA against the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve. It challenges the constitutionality of the UIGEA, which prohibits United States financial institutions from processing transactions from the United States to "unlawful" Internet gambling sites, including New bill could help overturn UIGEA

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