Earlier this week we learned that ex-Full Tilt Poker employee Jason “JDN” Newitt recieved a subpeona from the US District Court. Today’s the day Newitt is expected to appear in court.
This wouldn’t be the first time though that Newitt appeared in a court house in reguards to Full Tilt Poker. Last year, Newitt filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against TiltWare, Pocket Kings LTD, wherein he alleged that Full Tilt Poker “unfairly fired” him.
He said that the company stopped making his payments, and took back his ownership in Full Tilt Poker, thus breaching their contract with him.
He didn’t just sue the company either, he specifically named Howard Lederer and Raymond Bitar as defendants as well.
Full Tilt Poker’s Lederer and Newitt had Previous Drama
No one’s sure if it was an accident, a big fat oops I just outed my boss and the entire workings of our company, or if the ex-employee wanted to out his company, either way, when replying to a sponsorship request sent to Full Tilt Poker by Jimmy gobboboy Fricke, Newitt CC’d a rather rude response from Lederer.
From: Howard Lederer
Sent: Sat 11/3/2007 7:21 PM
To: Robert H. Wolf; Ray Bitar
Cc: Jason Newitt
Subject: RE: Aussie Millions. (KMM4237266I19928L0KM)
The guy’s a freak and a very weird dude. He is also quite young. I think we should stay away.
My new email address is XXXX@XXXX.com. My “tiltware.com” address will not work soon. Please update my contact info accordingly. Thanks.
Upon first glance, the remarks made by Lederer are rude, and a probably a bit of an embarrassment to him. On second glance, as Nat Arem pointed out a year or more ago, “He showed that the legal arrangement between tiltware, Full Tilt Poker and whoever else is a sham — These are the guys running the site, they’re hardly a software outfit.”
So of course there are those in the industry that have to wonder if that’s why the Newitt was subpoenaed, because he does indeed have information on the legal arrangement between Tiltware and FTP, in addition to actual information about what’s -allegedly- really goin’ on.
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