DOJ Gets Two Additional Weeks to Prepare its Case against iMEGA

20 August 2007

The U.S. government has two additional weeks to answer a complaint filed by the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) challenging the constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

The complaint, filed June 5, seeks a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to prevent them from issuing the UIGEA regulations. The defendants, who filed for the extension on Aug. 13, now have until Sept. 4 to prepare a response, which is the date set for the initial hearing to begin in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J.