DraftKings has criticized the plaintiff in a category motion lawsuit over cancelled January NFL DFS contests, accusing him of attempting to make the most of a tragedy. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Sports activities betting and each day fantasy sports activities large DraftKings has referred to as a category motion lawsuit filed by one in all its clients to be thrown out. In a response to the January 9 authorized motion, DraftKings attorneys mentioned plaintiff Simpson G. Turley is “attempting to capitalize on the tragic and unprecedent circumstances of the unfinished Sport.”
That recreation was the late-season matchup between the Buffalo Payments and Cincinnati Bengals on January 2 which was suspended lower than six minutes into the primary quarter when Payments security Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and needed to be rushed to the hospital. The NFL cancelled the sport three days later.
DraftKings cancelled Showdown and Flash Draft contests, refunding all clients’ entry prices
DraftKings and different websites needed to determine what to do about bets and contests within the wake of the surprising scenario. Per the phrases of its website, DraftKings cancelled Showdown and Flash Draft contests, refunding all clients’ entry prices.
Turley was main in one in all his contests and was second in one other, anticipating to win $8,000, however these contests had been amongst these cancelled and refunded. He claims the cancellations had been “arbitrary” and that DraftKings is in “breach of contract” and has violated state shopper safety legal guidelines.
DraftKings’ attorneys say the cancellation and refund insurance policies had been clearly laid out previous to Turley’s entries and that he’s merely sad that his contests fell underneath that umbrella.