Well-known poker pro Phil Galfond filed suit against William Murphy, a partner in poker training site Bluefire Poker, earlier this week.
The suit, which you can read in full here, was filed in the District Court of Travis County, Texas on 9/12/12. Some highlights:
The suit asks for unspecified damages. Galfond argues that since he has no access to company financials, he doesn’t know exactly how much to sue for. Whatever that number ends up being, he’s also asking for punitive damages, special damages, interest, “costs of suit”, and lawyer’s fees.
With all of that and the apparent earnings history of Bluefire as suggested by Galfond’s suit, we could easily be talking about an eventual claim in excess of $1 million dollars.
Galfond publicly announced his impending departure from Bluefire Poker in December 2011. A bit of dust was kicked up when Phil was apparently locked out of Bluefire following his announcement, leading to speculation that the parting of ways hadn’t been completely mutual.
That speculation now seems well-founded.