January 19, 2021
Scandals & Crimes
Mike Postle ended 2020 on a high note after slamming a $ 10 million lawsuit and filing his own $ 330 million counterclaim. However, a recent ruling means he is now in a legal downturn.
The American was originally accused of being cheated on by a group of players. Veronica Brill’s 2019 lawsuit alleges that Postle had an illegal advantage playing television games at the Stones Gambling Hall.
A judge dismissed the case and Postle hit back with a libel suit. But in a twist of fate he is now fighting this claim alone.
Mike Postle has to fight alone
Attorney Mac VerStandig, who led the first case against Postle, said last month that the suspected fraudster was facing new legal problems. He published a document in which Postle’s lawyer asked to be released from his duties.
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– Mac Wise (@mac_wise) December 10, 2020
Steven T. Lowe of Lowe & Associates filed the motion in the Sacramento Superior Court on December 8th.
His reasons for wanting to be removed suggest that Postle was not cooperative and may not have been able to pay for Lowe’s services.
“The client failed to adhere to the written agreement between the company and the client, and communications between the client and the lawyer were otherwise suspended,” the application said.
Judge Richard K. Sueyoshi issued a judgment on January 14th. Todd Witteles, a player named in Postle’s $ 330 million lawsuit, tweeted Jan. 15 that Lowe’s motion had been approved.
Latest news from Mike Postle:
– Attorney Steven Lowe was dismissed as Postle’s attorney on 01/14/21 upon application.
– Veronica Brill submitted an anti-SLAPP that could be heard on February 11th: https://t.co/cZcb1kD1ru
– I also have an anti-SLAPP that can be heard on 2/10: https://t.co/XRYFwfbIWg
– Todd Witteles (@ToddWitteles) January 15, 2021
This leaves Postle without a legal team, unless he has found a new lawyer in the last few days. In addition, the fight against defamation is made much more difficult.
Nobody folds yet
Brill was quick to comment. Her barbed tweet related to Postle’s recent strategy to become AWOL.
“Time for Postle to find some money for a new lawyer, but he’ll likely just stay hidden in his house and do nothing,” tweeted Brill.
Brill and Witteles have filed anti-SLAPP motions against Postle.
Strategic Public Participation Lawsuits (SLAPPs) are attempts to intimate or silence critics through “expensive, unfounded” legal proceedings. Anti-SLAPP applications are designed to push back and protect people exercising their initial adjustment rights.
Those motions will be heard next month, and if they are directed against Postle, he could be forced to pay additional legal fees. These payments are in addition to anything he owes or does not owe his former legal guardian.
It’s not the best start to 2021 for Mike Postle. While not charged with fraud, he is now facing a new battle to clear his name and keep his bankroll intact.
Dan Smyth is a poker media fellow who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all over the world, not just America.
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