Gambling Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Pharoah Owner

Gambling Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Pharoah Owner

American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat had been relieved to possess a lawsuit over gambling debts dismissed in federal court.

American Pharoah will run for horse race’s first Triple Crown in 37 years on Saturday, and their owner will have a way to take pleasure from it with no concern with a major lawsuit hanging over the procedures.

A federal judge dismissed a $1.65 million gambling lawsuit against Ahmed Zayat, one that accused him of having run up those debts by betting on recreations via an casino that is offshore.

Zayat stated that the lawsuit, brought by Howard Rubinsky, had been ‘a fraudulence.’

‘It’s total fiction,’ Zayat stated. ‘It’s a total lie. It is really a full case of blackmail by way of a criminal.’

Statute of Limitations Exceeded

Those comments landed Zayat with a libel suit on the top of the gambling claim. But it seems as though Zayat was ultimately vindicated.

According to US District Judge William J. Martini, Rubinsky’s claim dated back in to 2005, when he first hired an investigator and attorney in an effort to recover the debt. That meant that the lawsuit dropped outside of the statute that is six-year of for the case in nj.

Rubinsky had hoped that Martini would rule that the full case had started in 2008, when Rubinsky stated he’d received texting from Zayat promising to repay the cash he owed.

Nonetheless, Martini ruled that it was clear in those text messages that Zayat was saying that he didn’t ow

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