Mike Postle tries to get second cheating lawsuit dismissed
After winning one case in California, the embattled poker player is ready to win another in Vegas
A few weeks ago, a case in California against pro player Mike Postle for alleged poker cheating was dismissed by a judge due to an old law about gambling losses. However, another lawsuit in Nevada court is moving along. The suit he is facing in the state comes from another pro player, Marle Cordeiro, who was also a victim of Postle’s cheating during low-stake games at the Stone Gambling Hall casino in California. Now, Postle is trying the same move that he made with the California lawsuit: a motion to dismiss the case.
This has been an especially-long case because Postle dedicated the initial months to hide away to avoid being served. Therefore, to present Cordeiro’s lawsuit to him, the plaintiff attorney, Mac VerStandig, had to use alternative methods of notification. The most recent action in court comes from Postle’s lawyers at Maier Gutierrez & Associates in which he is filing a motion to dismiss for “lack of personal jurisdiction, or, in the alternative, based on forum non conveniens.” This basically means that he is saying to the court that a California court would be more suited to hear the case than the Nevada court.
The motion he presented claims that Nevada’s court has no personal jurisdiction over Postle because he lives in California. Also, he does not have “continuous and systematic contacts with Nevada,” and doesn’t have any other activities in Nevada based on Cordeiro’s allegations. Postle’s lawyers also said that this suit is almost identical to the one presented in the California case, which is an attempt to “forum shop.” This means that the plaintiff is choosing the court that would most likely rule in her favor. And, as the cherry on the top, Postle attached a copy of the case dismissal in California as a “supplemental notice of related case.”