Paul Maines says lawyers working on new statement of claim in e-gaming saga

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A P.E.I. Supreme Court judge ruled a statement of claim in P.E.I.'s infamous e-gaming saga constitutes an abuse of court processes and threw out the claim in a 36-page ruling made public on Thursday.

The man behind a $25-million lawsuit against the P.E.I. government over its failed e-gaming scheme says he plans to file a new statement of claim after a judge threw out the first.

In a Feb. 3 decision, Justice Gordon Campbell struck out the initial statement of claim and ordered the plaintiffs to pay more than $1 million in security for costs if they file again.

RELATED: P.E.I.'s infamous e-gaming lawsuit dismissed

Paul Maines, director of Capital Markets Technologies, Inc., which is one of the plaintiffs, said he does plan on filing a new statement of claim and paying the security.

“Absolutely,” he said.

As for when that will happen, Maines said his lawyers are working on it and the claim should be filed soon.

“It’s just part of the process,” he said.

Jonathan Coady represents the government on the case and said the court confirmed there was no legal merit to the claim.

“The judgment really speaks for itself,” he said.

Coady said the decision made several legal findings, including that there was no reasonable basis for any of the alleged conspiracies.

“This was a sensational claim intended for an audience other than a trial judge and it has now been struck out in its entirety. Quite properly, in my view,” Coady said.

Organizations: Capital Markets Technologies

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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  • David
    February 05, 2016 - 12:42

    Justice Campbell in my opinion is a well respected Judge. I have known Gordon for years. This case decision was based on the evidence before him. To cross out over 116 clauses in one document is proof alone that the lawyer who put this togeather clearing did not have his /hrfacts in order, if any at all. Mr Maines first step would be to fire him. These rediculous commments about Justice Campbell are uncalled for

    • Just Sayin
      February 05, 2016 - 20:52

      How do you know this case was based on evidence? Because he crossed out 116 clauses? Don't make such statements unless you have emperical proof. Name dropping is not proof.

  • Read people read
    February 05, 2016 - 10:28

    The judge threw out the statement of claim because it was poorly written and failed to present the case. Want to win. Get a new lawyer. The one you have should be writing fiction for a living.

  • don
    February 05, 2016 - 06:29

    why are they not including wes,ghiz, and the rest of the gang they put us in this mess and they walk away free.

  • Politics
    February 04, 2016 - 20:20

    Good for you Paul Maines. What this egaming bunch did was abuse taxpayers money and use the First Nations as a ploy to sneak their greedy plan through. Keep going, file your claim and we will see Justice. One Judge is not Supreme, they just think they are un touchable and arrogant. Campbell has made mistakes big time in his lifetime, none of us are perfect. The crooks laughig now may only laugh for a short time. Welcome to PEI Justice Mr Maine.