Mike Postle Accused of Avoiding Court Summons
After weeks of speculation over the next steps in the Mike Postle cheating saga, an update has finally emerged, though it may not be as substantial as many onlookers hoped.
Postle in Hiding?
According to the reporting, a process server spent a large chunk of the month of December attempting to serve Postle with legal paperwork giving notice of the impending civil lawsuit against him. In all, the server attempted to make contact with Postle on five separate days, coming up empty-handed on each occasion.
Mac VerStandig, attorney for the plaintiffs, then made his own attempt to serve Postle with the summons.
The whole bizarre story is worth a read, but according to VerStandig, he approached Postle's residence in California and spent several minutes attempting to ring the doorbell and knocking on the door, eliciting no response. Rather than leave, VerStandig said he surveilled the place until spotting Postle inside, at which point he resumed ultimately unsuccessful attempts to serve the paperwork.
VerStandig also reported attempting to reach Postle through his criminal defense attorney, which also proved fruitless.
While Postle may wish to stay hidden away from the world and pocket whatever remains of his allegedly pilfered poker winnings, that won't be an option with pending legal action against him. He can't simply pretend this is a bad ending to what was once appeared to be a lucrative dream. At some point, he'll have to respond or risk the court granting judgment against him.
Postle's next moves will be watched by everyone following this landmark story, and PokerNews will continue to monitor the latest developments.
In this Series
- 1 Mike Postle Accused of Cheating During Livestreamed Cash Games
- 2 10 Suspicious Hands Played by Mike Postle on Livestream
- 3 Stones Gambling Hall Suspends All Poker Broadcasts Following Alleged Cheating
- 4 Stones Launches Investigation Into Postle Cheating Saga
- 5 PokerNews Podcast: Stones Scandal
- 6 Mike Postle Goes on Mike Matusow's 'The Mouthpiece' Podcast, Denies Cheating
- 7 LATB, WSOP, PokerStars, and More on Security of Their Livestreams
- 8 Mike Postle, Stones Parties Hit With $10M Lawsuit
- 9 Graphics Company Reacts to Mike Postle Cheating Allegations Saga
- 10 Watch List: Investigative Videos Mike Postle Cheating Allegations
- 11 Watch Whistleblower Veronica Brill on Joey Ingram's Podcast
- 12 PokerNews Podcast: Jeff Boski on Postle Scandal
- 13 Mike Postle's Lawyer: "I Know Such Streaks Are Possible"
- 14 The Postle Lawsuit is Not as Clear Cut As It May Seem
- 15 Top 10 Stories of 2019: Mike Postle Caught Cheating on Livestream
- 16 Mike Postle Accused of Avoiding Court Summons
- 17 Mike Postle Files, Possibly Leaks Own Motion to Dismiss
- 18 Marle Cordeiro Files Lawsuit Against Mike Postle Seeking $250K
- 19 Stones in New Motion to Dismiss Mike Postle Lawsuit: “Casinos Do Not Owe a General Duty of Care to Gamblers"
- 20 Motion for Sanctions Filed Against Mike Postle; Latest on Motion to Dismiss
- 21 Plaintiffs Respond to Stones & Justin Kuraitis Motions to Dismiss in Mike Postle Case
- 22 PokerNews-Op Ed: Postle Tightlipped in Oral Arguments, Motion to Dismiss Outcome a Coinflip
- 23 Plaintiffs' Case Against Mike Postle, Stones Dismissed by Judge
- 24 Plaintiff's Lawyer Offers a Reflection on the Stones/Mike Postle Ruling
- 25 Judge Dismisses Marle Cordeiro’s Case Against Mike Postle for Lack of Jurisdiction
- 26 Settlement Finalized for 60 Plaintiffs in Case With Stones, Kuraitis
- 27 Mike Postle, Justin Kuraitis Break Silences in Wake of Settlement
- 28 Leaked Term Sheet Reveals Details Regarding Stones/Kuraitis Settlement; Plaintiffs Paid $40,000
- 29 The Muck: Kuraitis, Stones Lash Out After Twitter Silence
- 30 Plaintiff's Counsel Maurice "Mac" VerStandig Reflects on the Mike Postle Litigation
- 31 Galfond, Berkey Helping Propel Research into Mike Postle's Play
- 32 Top Stories of 2020, #5: Mike Postle Saga Winds Down
- 33 Postle Hit With Two Motions to Strike, Dropped by Lawyers