Court vaporises Trekker’s poker lawsuit

Court vaporises Trekker’s poker lawsuit

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Star Trek fan who brought a court action against auction house Christie’s after he accused them of selling him bogus memorabilia has had his case thrown out. New Jersey’s Ted Moustakis bought several poker related items including a $6,600 poker visor, an $11,000 poker table and a uniform worth $6,000, in a Star Trek The Next Generation auction.

Moustakis was under the impression that the items that he’d bought were unique but a meeting with actor Brent Spiner, who played his favourite character Data, suggested otherwise. Moustakis launched a $7m lawsuit but a panel of judges said, he "should just have asked for his money back... not boldly sued for a small fortune."

Former Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, no stranger to the world of poker himself added, “There are no 'one-of-a-kind' spacesuits for regular cast members... I think it's more likely that this guy has buyer's remorse."

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