According to Gambling911.com, one member of The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) has decided to step forward and, as such, satisfy the court’s requirement on “standing”.
TruePoker.com, owned by Yatahay Limited Limited will step forward and identify itself as the owner of the domain, and provide the court a copy of the passport of the compliance officer of TruePoker.com, along with all necessary signatures and documentation.
The Supreme Court of Kentucky last week reserved the appeals court which had thrown out the seizure order on the basis that none of the parties representing the domain names had standing since none of the domain owners identified themselves.
Also according to Gambling911.com the attorneys for iMEGA filed a motion with the Kentucky Court of Appeals to stay an attempt by the Commonwealth to seize the rights to the 141 domain names at issue. iMEGA’s attorneys also made a motion to have the matter immediately transferred back to the Kentucky Supreme Court,
“The owners of the “TruePoker.com” domain have taken a big step on the behalf of the industry and players,” iMEGA’s Brennan said. “We’ve overcome the technicalities that gave the Commonwealth their short-lived victory. The Court can now make a decision based on Kentucky law. Based on the language of the decision last week, we know the Court wants to do just that. We know that the law favors us, and frankly, so does the Commonwealth’s attorneys.”
Glad to hear that someone is stepping up to the plate.
This should satisfy the Supreme Court’s issue of standing, and the court can then rule on the legal issues, which should be resolved in the domain holders favor.