The latest revelation in the Mike Postle saga is that the alleged cheat has dropped his $330million defamation lawsuit, with whistleblower Veronica Brill now looking for Postle to pay her legal fees…
For those who haven’t been following the long-running story, there are links below to every step of the remarkable case that has seen more twists and turns than an alpine road.
The latest stunning move was entirely unexpected, coming just days after Postle had filed for a continuance of his legal claim against Brill and others.
The list of people he was suing included Daniel Negreanu, Joey Ingram and Todd Witteles, as well as companies connected to Phil Galfond, Matt Berkey, Jonathan Little and Doug Polk.
Brill’s lawyer, Marc Randazza, shared the court filing that shows Postle giving up on his defamation claims, coming soon after our story about his links to the HONR network.
Brill and Todd Witteles had both filed anti-SLAPP motions, attempting to get Postle’s lawsuit dismissed on the grounds it was merely a ploy to prevent people discussing his potential involvement in the cheating episode that sparked the entire affair.
Quite what happens next is unclear, but it is likely Postle will be liable for the legal fees incurred by those having to defend themselves against his defamation claims.
Mac Verstandig, the lawyer who was behind the initial lawsuit brought by dozens of players who felt they had been cheated by Postle, added his view…
Randazza blamed the situation on Postle’s unwillingness to secure the services of an attorney, writing:
“…when you have non-lawyers interfering in your case, giving you shitty advice, you get screwed. Postle should sue the idiots who were trying to “play lawyer” for him.”
Including Postle’s address in his initial tweet raised some concerns about Postle’s privacy rights, but Randazza refuted these concerns.
“Did not occur to me that this might be his home address,” he tweeted, adding: “If he used his that, (I have not confirmed) then that is on him. Had it occurred to me that it was his home address, I would have redacted it. But, since I can not un-ring the bell, I am not going to change anything.”
Meanwhile, Todd Witeles, the Poker Fraud Alert founder who was named in Postle’s defamation lawsuit, shared his own thoughts on the announcement.
“Mike Postle dismissed the defamation case against me. What’s my next move? I will do a PokerFraudAlert Radio special with my attorney Eric Bensamochan…to explain it all.”
None of the other high-profile defendants have made public statements on the lawsuit, or its withdrawal this week.
If you missed anything connected to the case over the past year, our extensive coverage of the Postlegate scandal can be viewed below:
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