Tobey Maguire Settles Poker Lawsuit

Nov 28, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Tobey Maguire recently paid $80,000 to settle a lawsuit over poker games.

Actor Tobey Maguire recently settled a lawsuit that was filed against him for multiple underground poker games played in 2007 and 2008.

Maguire has agreed to pay more than $80,000, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

The "Spider-Man" actor was one of 22 people who were sued this summer for participating in poker games that allegedly wiped out Ponzi schemer Bradley Ruderman. He's also one of 14 celebrities, businessmen and others who have agreed to pay back winnings to benefit the victims of Ruderman's scheme.

Ruderman was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for stealing a substantial amount of money from his clients and using it in poker games before filing for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy trustees retaliated and filed a $4 million lawsuit against Maguire, actor Nick Cassavetes and others who took Ruderman's money as poker winnings, but who have not been otherwise implicated in Ruderman's scheme.

In addition to playing Spider-Man, Maguire has also appeared in the films "Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit."