In 2012, former Full Tilt Poker owner Howard Lederer revealed to PokerNews that former Full Tilt Poker Pro Erick Lindgren owed the company $2 million dollars. Lederer said that Lindgren received a double-credited $2 million loan in April 2011 by mistake, but the two-time WPT and WSOP champion never gave the extra $2 million received.
PokerStars' parent company, The Rational Group, overtook the rights to the $2 million debt when they bought the company last year. On Monday, The Rational Group revealed to PokerNews that it has sued Lindgren in federal court for $2 million, plus $531,807 for a separate loan he received to play poker tournaments for.
According to Courthouse News, The Rational Group wants the $2.5 million back, and damages for conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of contract.