FRANKFORT, Ky., March 25 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an online gambling group filed a motion with the lower of Kentucky's two appellate courts to stop the state from seizing 141 gambling Web sites.
The lawyers for the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association in Washington filed the motion on behalf of Yatahay Ltd., which owns the rights to the domain name TruePoker.com, the association said.
The filing with the state Court of Appeals came a week after the state's highest court found that two industry groups did not have a legal right to represent anonymous Web site owners in court.
But the Supreme Court ruling gave the owners an option of revealing their identities and confirming they're iMEGA members. Then the industry group could re-argue the case, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported.
Yatahay's Web site says the company's "3D TruePoker software has been running real money online poker games continually since March 2001."
The site listed only an e-mail address for contacting the company late Thursday. The company did not immediately respond to a United Press International e-mail request for comment.
"We've overcome the technicalities that gave (Kentucky) their short-lived victory," iMEGA Chairman Joe Brennan said in a statement.
"The court can now make a decision based on Kentucky law," his statement said. "Based on the language of the decision last week, we know the court wants to do just that."
Association lawyers also moved to have the matter transferred back to the Supreme Court.
Kentucky filed suit to seize 141 gambling domain names, in part out of concern Internet wagering was hurting the state's horse industry, the Courier-Journal said.