gambling.co.uk home casinos play poker play bingo play instant win games gambling news archive gambling.co.uk forums
 
- -
Bookmark current page
 
  Search
→ casino
→ online casino
→ online poker
→ poker
  Recommended Sites
  Featured Partner
  Gambling.co.uk
Home
Gambling Articles
Gambling Experts
News Archive
Forums
Contact Us
  Affiliates
Bingo Aff Program


Gambling.co.uk: Gambling News Archive

Pocket Kings and Safenames obtain High Court Declaration against the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Order is not enforceable in English Law

Wednesday 28th October 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - In response to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Court order from October 2008 (whereby Safenames was ordered to initiate the transfer of the domain name FullTiltPoker.com) Safenames’ client Pocket Kings initiated proceedings in the English High Court to obtain a declaration from the High Court of Justice; clarifying whether the Kentucky Order is enforceable in the United Kingdom and whether Safenames is in breach of contract if we comply with the order. On October 16th Michael Furness QC rendered his judgement; firstly that the Kentucky Order is not enforceable in English law as it is penal or governmental in nature. The second point is that the court recognised that the proceedings are pre-emptive in nature, and that approach is justified as the continued use of the domain name is important to the running of PKL’s business. The English High Court deemed it appropriate to grant the declaration, which prevents Kentucky from enforcing the forfeiture order. Safenames are pleased with the Judgement from the High Court concerning the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s seizure order. We are glad to have provided assistance in the clarification and determination of the order’s unenforceability in the United Kingdom and effective nullification of the Kentucky Court Order. The security and stability of our client’s domain registrations are paramount and we are delighted to have aided our client Pocket Kings in the retention of their domain registrations and maintenance of their ownership. Visit http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2009/2529.html to review the complete High Court of Justice Court Order.




Source: OnlineCasinoNews

  • Back to archive index
  • Submit a press release

    Discuss this story in the Gambling Forum. Last 5 Posts:
    Sunday 26th February, 2017:   Horse Race betting
    Friday 24th February, 2017:   Poker Websites
    Thursday 23rd February, 2017:   UEFA Europa League
    Wednesday 22nd February, 2017:   UEFA Champione Leugue
    Wednesday 22nd February, 2017:   Hi - How to make good money online!