Lead counsel in illegal online gaming litigation
Eric Lycan served as lead counsel for the Commonwealth of Kentucky against 141 internet domain names associated with illegal online gambling and their owners resulting in a judgment of over $870 million. Internet gambling is illegal under Kentucky law and Mr. Lycan brought suit against the domain names in a groundbreaking civil in rem forfeiture action. The United States Department of Justice subsequently followed with a suit of its own employing the same legal theories under federal law. In addition to the in rem action, Mr. Lycan brought a related case against the owners of PokerStars.com, FulltiltPoker.com, and other illegal online gambling operations.