D. Todd Mathews, head of Gori Julian & Associates P.C.’s mass tort and class action litigation departments, has been named to the Executive Committee in the In re: Daily Fantasy Sports Litigation by District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
Allegations have been made that DraftKings and FanDuel have participated in and allowed their employees to participate in online daily fantasy sports with “insider information,” in violation of state and federal regulations. These allegations were made as a result of a DraftKings employee publicly stating he was able to win by playing on the FanDuel site with information only employees of a daily fantasy sports company would have access to.
“Having the court place their faith in me and the others appointed to oversee this litigation is a huge honor and responsibility,” Mathews said. “I certainly plan to honor the court and the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been taken advantage of by working hard and doing everything in my power to see that justice prevails.”
As a member of the Executive Committee, Mathews will prepare the cases for trial through conducting discovery, participating in depositions and presenting arguments to the court. Additionally, Mathews will continue to work with clients in attempting to hold the defendants responsible for the alleged wrongdoing.