Postle wants $330M in damages

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Just noticed this article with interest...

Postle looking for 300m+ in damages...

I couldn't be sure of the original article's veracity (before I editted the link to CC's article which Shelley mentioned below [and I have complete faith in]) but if true, it wouldn't surprise me in the least...

Interested whether anyone perceives this news differently to me, haha..
 
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I'd be very surprised and disappointed if he got any money from this, but it's a real shame that either way the people who brought this info forward will have to spend a substantial amount of time and money defending themselves against a frivolous lawsuit.
 
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Mike Postle is really pushing the envelope now pretending to be some kind of victim in this. Might have been better for him to remain quiet and hope, people eventually forgot about the whole thing. Seems like JFK have been trying to push the same agenda of "no cheating even took place, it was just a shitstorm from people seeking attention on social media". But as Bart Hansson explain in this video, this is simply laughable.

 
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When this case gets tossed, who's next to file a lawsuit?
 
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Boy,is this guy a piece of work,,, :withstupi
 
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Just noticed this article with interest...

Postle looking for 300m+ in damages...

I can't be sure of the article's veracity but, if true, it wouldn't surprise me in the least...

Interested whether anyone perceives this differently to me, haha..


Do you think Mac Verstandig advised his clients that if their cases did not win against Postle then they could be subject to a counter lawsuit?

Some of them should consider settling just to be done with this.

Everybody is always so sue-happy.
 
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Mike Postle is alone . $300M lawsuit will not terrorise the believes or the common sense or of the poker community

Veronica has the support of everyone minus two-three snobs .


That's why he was silent for so long , this is his kind of , silent , and then at the right moment , like an hyena , he goes for it , preferentially in Callifornia state lol
 
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Just noticed this article with interest...

Postle looking for 300m+ in damages...

I can't be sure of the article's veracity but, if true, it wouldn't surprise me in the least...

Interested whether anyone perceives this differently to me, haha..

I have been following this debacle on Twitter. The corporate lawyers for Stones Casino basically made a deal with the plaintiffs lawyer to agree to a statement saying they could not "prove" Postle was cheating. In the actual court proceeding the attorneys for Stones argued that you can not sue to recover gambling losses and the Casino is not bound by law to protect its customers from being cheated. Let that sink in for a minute.

Anyway, after what Stones Casino considered a victory, Justin K. and stones twitter account starting trolling Veronica ( she brought the actual cheating to the poker world's attention) and anyone on Twitter , Justin K. basically laughing at the world after a legal verdict that allowed them to escape damages BUT in no way changes the fact that they ran a crooked game.

Then Mike Postle after remaining pretty quiet, suddenly serves individuals and ESPN for defamation for 330,000,000 , which I think will never get anywhere in court. Postle is being represented by a "charity" law firm, which is pretty unusual. I did not dig too far into that aspect yet. Some people on Twitter are sure he has a case, most do NOT. For 1 thing, no matter what Postle will have to show they prevented him from earning??? Pretty hard to figure how a $ 1-2 live casino player has lost wages of 330,000,000 LOL. That is alot of hours on the 1-2 grind. This will be continued, he has sued some big names in the poker community
 
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Do you think Mac Verstandig advised his clients that if their cases did not win against Postle then they could be subject to a counter lawsuit?

Some of them should consider settling just to be done with this.

Everybody is always so sue-happy.


My opinion is Mac did the poker community a huge disservice. I listened to his interviews before the case and he did the rah-rah- we are not going to settle, I have experts lined up and I know this case law. Apparently he did not have a clue concerning the case law in California concerning anything gambling related. OR if he did know, he set himself up for a nice payday for his fees. I do not see why he felt obligated to agree to that ridiculous statement. I have an attorney that I know that said, since defendants were getting just about everything Mac did not have to release a written statement saying basically that the game was perfectly clean. (DOn't trust lawyers, I say that having 1 as a friend.)

Anyway, ESPN has been sued, they will have some heavyweight corporate law firm, in California courts bend over for big Corporate firms. All the Judges come from same firms. It is a long story waiting to see it play out. Some people think Postle has a case. I don't, but that is a non-legal opinion. I think anyone with a working brain knows "they" had access to hole cards. They should have just walked away, but somebody convinced Postle he can get another payday without putting any work in- again.
 
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I have been following this debacle on Twitter. The corporate lawyers for Stones Casino basically made a deal with the plaintiffs lawyer to agree to a statement saying they could not "prove" Postle was cheating. In the actual court proceeding the attorneys for Stones argued that you can not sue to recover gambling losses and the Casino is not bound by law to protect its customers from being cheated. Let that sink in for a minute.

Anyway, after what Stones Casino considered a victory, Justin K. and stones twitter account starting trolling Veronica ( she brought the actual cheating to the poker world's attention) and anyone on Twitter , Justin K. basically laughing at the world after a legal verdict that allowed them to escape damages BUT in no way changes the fact that they ran a crooked game.

Then Mike Postle after remaining pretty quiet, suddenly serves individuals and ESPN for defamation for 330,000,000 , which I think will never get anywhere in court. Postle is being represented by a "charity" law firm, which is pretty unusual. I did not dig too far into that aspect yet. Some people on Twitter are sure he has a case, most do NOT. For 1 thing, no matter what Postle will have to show they prevented him from earning??? Pretty hard to figure how a $ 1-2 live casino player has lost wages of 330,000,000 LOL. That is alot of hours on the 1-2 grind. This will be continued, he has sued some big names in the poker community
It's ridiculous but the sad truth is we currently live in a world where cases against people like this don't get anywhere and his counter case probably will.

It's easier to prove his name has been aversely affected by his cheating than it is him actually being the low-down, scumbag cheat that he is.

Shame, right? :eek:
 
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It's ridiculous but the sad truth is we currently live in a world where cases against people like this don't get anywhere and his counter case probably will.

It's easier to prove his name has been aversely affected by his cheating than it is him actually being the low-down, scumbag cheat that he is.

Shame, right? :eek:
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Yes, it is a shame.
 
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Incredible..absolutely incredible! ..I mean what more is there to say?? Lol.. is it funny? Sad? ..Idk

..scary thing it that you just never know how things might unfold the way this world works!
 
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Where did they get that figure from,it's ridiculous to say that amount of money.i hope the cheating scumbag gets counter sued for every penny he has got,cheats should never prosper.
 
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It is stupid be happy they found nothing but lawyers want there share so will sue for anything.
 
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Depends on how good a lawyer they have it seems these days
 
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The angle is probably/fundamentally "an innocent person would counter sue" so thus the guilty party does so...
 
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As I understand it, the case against Mike Postle was dismissed, because courts in California basically will not get involved in gambling disputes. From what I have heard, they have also dismissed a case, where someone complained, that a casino failed to pay out a bad beat jackpot as promised. So in no shape, way or form does this mean, that Mike Postle has been "cleared".

And with this counter lawsuit things are a bit different. I dont know US laws, but it would surprice me, if they are that much different from laws in other western countries, which I know better. And go get someone judged for infamation, or whatever the correct english term is, Postle need to prove, that they said something, which is obviously untrue, and that they had no good reason to beleive, it was true.

For instance calling someone a child molester is not infamation, if he actually molested a child. Or even if you had good reasons to beleive, that he molested a child. We do after all have freedom of speach in most of the western world, and I have heard, that this also apply to the US.

So realistically Postle and his lawyers are doing this as some kind of blackmail. They are hoping for a settlement, because a settlement might be cheaper for the people now dragged to court than endless lawyer fees. Which in my country the losing part would usually have to pay, but maybe not in the US?

For us as poker players however this counter lawsuit is actually kind of good news, since a court will now actually be forced to look at the evidence collected by the poker community and perhaps say something about it. And at the end of the day anyone with a minimum of understanding of poker know, that Mike Postle was cheating. So its a nobrainer to never play with the guy again, which is already a severe punishment for him.

And since Stones Gambling Hall have failed to separate themselfes from either Postle or JFK, I seriously also dont understand, why anyone is still playing poker there. This is like saying, you dont care about being totally f....., and if poker players have that mentality, then frankly nothing can be done to protect them.
 
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Damages?! What, his potential income losses due to his inability to cheat other players out of their money?! The case was dismissed (if I recall correctly), which in and of itself is insane, bit this? The audacity of this man knows no bounds.
 
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Sad thing is, he will get paid off. Cheaper to pay him than try the case.
 
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