Todd Witteles Chases Mike Postle for $43,000 in Authorized Charges
Alleged poker cheat Mike Postle is being chased for greater than $43,000 in authorized charges by one of many individuals he accused of defamation, Poker Fraud Alert founder Todd Witteles taking the authorized route himself this week…
Witteles was amongst 12 defendants named in Postle’s $330million defamation lawsuit, which was sensationally dropped final week by the person accused of receiving exterior assist to screw over fellow gamers throughout live-streamed money video games at Stones Playing Corridor in Sacramento, California.
Whistleblower Veronica Brill, together with Witteles, each launched anti-SLAPP lawsuits, claiming that Postle’s defamation claims had been merely designed to stifle free speech.
Veronica Brill, who will even be chasing authorized charges from Postle, this week described Postle’s lawsuit as “an enormous rip-off,” including:
“I don’t assume he had any proof to again something he mentioned up.”
Brill continued in her YouTube podcast:
“I don’t assume he was ready to truly have an actual lawsuit towards me and all these different individuals. I don’t assume he might discover a lawyer that will combat with him that he might afford, so he backed out of this lawsuit.”
Though a choose is but to certify Postle’s ‘request for dismissal’, this week noticed Witteles’ lawyer, Eric Bensamochan, file a declare to recuperate the authorized charges on behalf of Witteles.
That submitting states that $42,879.50 in lawyer’s charges and at the least $435 in court docket prices are being sought by Witteles, all of which “had been instantly associated to, or at a minimal, had been ‘inextricably intertwined’ with the Anti-SLAPP movement,” in keeping with Bensamochan.
Blaming Postle and his SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit In opposition to Public Participation) lawsuit for his shopper incurring the charges and prices in defence, Witteles’ lawyer defined:
“This was a First Modification case, and one that might not have been taken frivolously. As a matter of public coverage, and with a purpose to effectuate the intent and goal of the SLAPP statute, it’s essential that Defendant Witteles be totally compensated for his determination to current a protection to Plaintiff’s claims on this motion and vindicate his proper to talk overtly about controversial matters.”
Presiding choose, Hon. Shama H. Mesiwala of the Sacramento County Superior Courtroom in California is anticipated to rule on the anti-SLAPP motions later this month.
When you missed something linked to the case over the previous yr, our in depth protection of the Postlegate scandal may be considered beneath: