Judge Gives WyoLotto 15 Days to Amend Lawsuit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state judge is giving the Wyoming Lottery Corporation 15 days to amend its lawsuit that seeks to block a local man from criticizing the corporation.
The corporation filed a lawsuit this spring against Edward Atchison of Cheyenne. The suit alleges that Atchison told national lottery groups the corporation wasn't following its statutory mandates and needs to do more to address problem gambling.
The Wyoming Legislature authorized the corporation in 2013. Tickets went on sale last year.
Cheyenne lawyer Tim Kingston represents Atchison. Kingston has said it's outrageous for a state entity to sue a citizen for exercising their free speech rights.
Judge Thomas Campbell of Cheyenne has denied Atchison's request to dismiss the suit.
Campbell on Monday gave the corporation 15 days to provide more detail about its claims.