Lawyers representing eight “Team Full Tilt” players in an ongoing class action have filed a motion for leave. Jeff Ifrah and David Deitch have, according to eGR, asked the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the leave to withdraw as attorneys of record.
The two partners at Ifrah Law were working on a motion that would see the eight pros (Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andrew Bloch, Mike Matusow and Allen Cunningham) dismissed from the ongoing class action. Five companies affiliated to FTP (Tiltware, Vantage, Filco, Pocket Kings Ltd and Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd ) were also included in the motion for dismissal that is unlikely to be heard before October.
The withdrawals won’t affect Ifrah’s representation of FTP and CEO Ray Bitar in other cases. It comes as the poker news pages wait to see when the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) looks into its crystal ball and decides a date for the next hearing. Rumors have continued to suggest September 15th will be the date. There is still no news on whether an investor has been found. Things aren’t looking up since a statement that was eventually released stated that six investors had come to look at the venue. Nothing suggested that anyone had more than a fleeting interest.
Whether Ifrah will continue his public Q and A session on 2+2 remains to be seen as the growing calls of “I wanna get paid, bitch!” continue to come to the feet of FTP’s lawyers.