Online Poker Fraudster's Atty Dodges Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 5:46 PM EST) -- A Nevada district court tossed claims against gaming attorney Jeff Ifrah brought by a former client found guilty of defying a U.S. ban on handling money for online gaming, ruling Monday that his malpractice claims contradicted his sworn testimony.

In his order dismissing the case, U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan said Chad Elie's allegations that Ifrah and his law firm misled Elie about the legality of his conduct directly contradicted Elie's sworn statement that he acted on his own and without the advice of counsel....
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