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Full Tilt Hearing Now Sept. 19, Lawyers Try to Withdraw
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission announced yesterday that the hearing regarding Full Tilt Poker's license reinstatement will now resume Sept. 19.
Originally held July 26 in an open-to-the-public format at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London, lawyers for Full Tilt quickly asked to take the hearing private.
AGCC board members spent the bulk of the day considering the request before finally agreeing to move in-camera and postponing the hearing until "no later than Sept. 15th" to allow Full Tilt to continue to negotiate with private investors.
The full statement released by the AGCC re. the new hearing date below:
"The hearing will reconvene at 0900 on Monday 19th September, 2011. The hearing will be held in the Plaza Suite at the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ.
"As before, those wishing to attend are requested to contact the AGCC on +44 (0)1481 825500 or via email@example.com
"Full update pending"
In the interim since the last hearing, Full Tilt has also released a statement saying the exclusivity agreement with the initial potential investor had expired and that it was now opening negotiations up to several more potential investors.
Full Tilt's attorney Jeffrey Ifrah also started a thread in the 2+2 forums to answer player questions and revealed negotiations were ongoing with three parties.
This past week, however, both Ifrah and fellow attorney David Deitch filed a motion to step down as Full Tilt's attorneys of record.
The motion contended that “continued representation of the Defendants would create unreasonable difficulty for us to carry our employment effectively and would result in an unreasonable financial burden to our law firm.”
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