Fourth lawsuit filed against HISA

Columbus, OH – A fourth lawsuit was filed against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act by Global Gaming LSP, LLC, who are the owners of Lone Star Park, Gulf Coast Racing LLC, LRP Group LTD, and Valle de los Tesoros LTD in the federal district court for the Northern District of Texas Amarillo Division on Friday (July 29).

The plaintiffs also filed a request for a temporary injunction.  Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk has been assigned to the case.

The introduction of the complaint states:

“This suit is about power. It is about whether Congress can confer coercive powers upon individuals who have not been properly constituted as government officers. In the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (“HISA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 3051, et seq., Congress empowered a group of private individuals—incorporated weeks before the law’s passage under the laws of Delaware as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (the “Authority”)—to exercise governmental power over the horseracing industry. The “Authority” is empowered by law to, among other things, subpoena documents and compel testimony, search businesses and private databases and seize documents, conduct adjudicatory proceedings, and prosecute actions in federal court like other federal prosecutors. No private individuals have such powers. No private individual can show up at one’s door and demand documents and testimony under sanction of law. No private individual can conduct a private search and seizure. And no private individual has the power to haul another private citizen into court to enforce offenses against the public. But the “Authority” does.”

To read the complete complaint, click here.

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