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Everest WSOP Complaint

Everest WSOP Complaint

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Published by Ryan Gile, Esq.
Complaint filed in Ultra Internet Media, S.A. v. Harrah’s License Company, LLC, Case No. 10-cv-00455 (D. Nev. Filed April 1, 2010).
Thanks to Steve Green.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/staff/steve-green/
Complaint filed in Ultra Internet Media, S.A. v. Harrah’s License Company, LLC, Case No. 10-cv-00455 (D. Nev. Filed April 1, 2010).
Thanks to Steve Green.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/staff/steve-green/

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M&A:11641-001 Complaint.doc 4/1/2010 4:14 PM
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COMPMarquis & Aurbach
Jay Young, Esq.Nevada Bar No. 5562David T. Duncan, Esq.Nevada Bar No. 954610001 Park Run DriveLas Vegas, Nevada 89145Telephone: (702) 382-0711Facsimile: (702) 382-5816 j@marquisaurbach.com dduncan@marquisaurbach.com Attorneys for Plaintiff 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF NEVADA
 ULTRA INTERNET MEDIA, S.A., a companyorganized under the laws of Nevis, West Indies,Plaintiff,vs.HARRAH’S LICENSE COMPANY, LLC, aNevada limited liability company,Defendant. Case No.
COMPLAINT
Plaintiff Ultra Internet Media, S.A., a company organized under the laws of Nevis, WestIndies, by and through the law firm of Marquis & Aurbach, hereby complains against DefendantHarrah’s License Company, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, as follows:
SUMMARY OF THE COMPLAINT
This is an action for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, anddeclaratory relief arising from Defendant’s ongoing material breaches of an exclusivepromotional advertising contract related to the World Series of Poker.
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THE PARTIES
1.
 
Plaintiff Ultra Internet Media, S.A., a company organized under the laws of Nevis, West Indies, with its registered agent’s office at c/o Veira Grant & Associates, Chambers,#10 Solomon Arcade, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (“hereinafter “UIM”).2.
 
Defendant Harrah’s License Company, LLC (hereinafter “Harrah’s”), is a Nevadalimited liability company with a principal place of business in Las Vegas, Nevada.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
3.
 
This court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332 based upon diversity of citizenship.4.
 
UIM is a company organized under the laws of Nevis, West Indies, with itsregistered agent’s office at c/o Veira Grant & Associates, Chambers, #10 Solomon Arcade,Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies.5.
 
Harrah’s is a Nevada limited liability company with a principal place of businessin Las Vegas, Nevada.6.
 
The amount in controversy, exclusive of interest and costs, exceeds $75,000.00.7.
 
Venue is proper in this district under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(a) because Harrah’sresides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ALLEGATIONS RELEVANT TO ALL COUNTSUIM AND THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER
8.
 
UIM owns the world famous “Everest Poker” name, brand, logo, and websites.9.
 
UIM does not generate gaming revenues or profits in the United States by way of the internet or telephone; rather, UIM’s largest source of revenue and profit is from customers inFrance.10.
 
The World Series of Poker (hereinafter “WSOP”) is an annual poker tournamentheld in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In 2004, Harrah’s acquired the rights to the WSOP.
1
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The 2008 WSOP and 2009 WSOP were hosted by Harrah’s at the Rio All-SuiteHotel and Casino.13.
 
The 2010 WSOP is scheduled to begin in May, 2010 and will be held at the RioAll-Suite Hotel and Casino.
2
 
THE PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT AND UIM’S MULTIMILLION DOLLARPAYMENTS FOR EXCLUSIVE ADVERTISING RIGHTS
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On February 24, 2008, UIM and Harrah’s entered into a Promotional Agreement(hereinafter the “Agreement”).15.
 
Pursuant to Section 4.1 of the Agreement, the term of the Agreement commencedupon execution and delivery and ended (unless earlier terminated by the parties) on July 31, 2010(or if later than July 31, 2010, on the day after the completion after the first airing of the lastprogram of the television broadcast of the full series broadcast of the 2010 WSOP event onESPN).16.
 
In consideration for exclusive name, logo, and website promotional rights andbenefits, UIM agreed to pay Harrah’s Twenty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand UnitedStates Dollars ($22,500,000.00), payable in annual payments as follows:
 
2008 WSOP Event: $6,200,000.00
 
2009 WSOP Event $7,900,000.00
 
2010 WSOP Event: $8,400,000.0017.
 
UIM honored its obligation to pay Harrah’s in 2008 and 2009.18.
 
Pursuant to Section 2.1.1.2 of the Agreement, the 2010 annual payment is due inthree equal installments as follows:
 
$2,800,000.00 on or before January 2, 2010
1
See Nolan Dalla, “WSOP History - From Moss to Gold: A Brief History of the WSOP” (
available at 
 http://www.wsop.com/wsop/history.asp(article linked to the Harrah’s website outlining the history of theWorld Series of Poker)).
2
Seehttp://www.wsop.com/tourney/tourneydetails.asp?groupID=764(schedule for2010 World Series of Poker linked to Harrah’s website).
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