Lawsuit Dropped Against The Grinder
By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer
It may have been forgotten by even the most ardent of poker fans by now, but Deliverance Poker didn’t let go of the fact that Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi essentially left the company at the altar on the eve of the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table last year. Mizrachi jumped ship and headed for the smooth sailing of Full Tilt Poker after wearing Deliverance Poker gear for much of 2010, including his run to the Main Event final table.
Since then, litigation has been ongoing between Deliverance, Mizrachi, and Tiltware, LLC, the ownership behind Full Tilt Poker.
Last week, United States District Court Judge James Nowlin put an end to the claim, by dismissing all charges that Deliverance Poker had brought forward in the matter.
We’ll spare you the legal mumbo-jumbo and give you the bottom line of the judgment. Essentially the case was dismissed because Deliverance Poker hadn’t raised enough capital to make the company a viable competitor in the online poker market by August 2009.
The other tripping point for Deliverance’s claims was that the owners of Tiltware’s citizenship could not be fully determined, making the suit invalid in Texas, where it was originally filed.
For the time being, it appears that Deliverance Poker has come to an end.