iMEGA's response to DoJ's attempt to dismiss UIGEA complaint

14 September 2007

The Interactive Media and Entertainment Gaming Association (iMEGA) has responded to the US Department of Justice. The DoJ  had filed a motion to dismiss iMEGA’s complaint against the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

The DoJ, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve argued that iMEGA does not have the standing to challenge UIGEA. The argument is that, because rules and regulations have not yet been created for the new act, UIGEA is “unripe” and  the challenge is not applicable.

iMEGA responded by pointing out that under UIGEA its members are facing the treat of prosecution,  and that it is not necessary to wait until a member is prosecuted before challenging the act.

The DoJ, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve have to respond by 21. September 2007.

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