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    Friday, October 30th, 2009 by t2admin

Poker pro Clonie Gowen has been fighting Full Tilt Poker for some time now and it looks as though she is going to continue to lose the fight. Gowen’s breach of contract lawsuit against Full Tilt, their software provider, FTP associated companies and individual poker players has been dismissed for a second time by a federal judge.

The lawsuit was first filed by Gowen in November 2008 in the Nevada District Court. Gowen was suing the above mentioned for $40 million citing that she was to be compensated for her time as a poker pro at Full Tilt. Gowen has stated that she was supposed to earn a share of the company for her services at the site.
Gowen says that she was offered 1% of ownership by a meeting led by Howard Lederer at Phil Ivey’s suite at the Golden Nugget. Gowen says it was an oral agreement so the damages she seeks, $40 million, are 1% of the $4 billion that the site is valued at.

Back in April the case was heard in District Court and her claim was found to lack merit and it was dismissed with prejudice. This meant that Gowen could not pursue her claims against several poker players. Those included were: Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Erick Lindgren. It also meant she could not go after corporations, which meant Full Tilt Poker online, Pocket Kings Limited and Pocket Kings Consulting.

Gowen was able to re-file against Tiltware LLC, Tiltware Owner Ray Bitar and Howard Lederer. Last week Gowen’s case was re-filed and it was heard by federal Judge Robert C. Jones. Gowen’s case was dismissed and she has until October 29th to make a third and final appeal against a single defendant, Tiltware, a Full Tilt Poker Associate company.

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