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Star Trek Poker Lawsuit Thrown Out of Court

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Dec/24/2009

A long time Trekkie fan was suing for $7 million claiming that the Star Trek poker memorabilia sold to him from Christies was "bogus".  Yesterday the New York Appellate Division tossed the case.

Ted Moustakis wasn't promised he was getting a one-of-a-kind plum when he paid $11,400 for a uniform for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" character Data at a 2006 auction, the appeals found.

The court also said Moustakis is due at most a refund for two other purchases he says were fakes: a $6,000 poker visor supposedly worn by Data and a $6,600 table from the show's set.

The longtime Trekkie from Towaco, N.J., has said he was thrilled to get the items - until he showed the visor to the actor who played the android Data, Brent Spiner, at a 2007 fan convention.

Spiner told him the visor wasn't genuine, according to Moustakis' lawsuit. Moustakis said he later found the table also was inauthentic, and the uniform was one of several made for the program. Christie's had led him to believe it was unique, he said.

Ace King, Gambling911.com 

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