Woman poker ace Clonie Gowen starts the new year still embroiled in a legal battle with  Fulltiltpoker.com , with the giant poker site's latest move a 12 page motion for dismissal of the action.
 
Full Tilt's legal team filed the motion in answer to Gowen's initial suit, which concerned a number of "breach of contract" and "breach of good faith" issues, for which she initially claimed $40 million in compensation and damages after being dropped by the poker site. Her claim named some of the biggest names in international poker who are associated with Full Tilt, along with companies like Tiltware LLC, Pocket Kings Ltd., and Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V.
 
This week's move by Fulltiltpoker.com lawyers Olson, Cannon, Gormley, and Desruisseaux of Las Vegas, Nevada seeks the dismissal of the case – not an unusual legal tactic – and for the other side to refine their claims and re-file their case, or for the individual players named in the original lawsuit to be dropped from the action.
 
Meanwhile, Full Tilt's owners will be encouraged by the latest MarketPulse.com statistics, which show that on January 4th this (2009) year the website recorded a new high in the average number of players per hour getting into cash games.  The 9 936 players independently recorded on January 4th is significantly higher than last year's best days for the site, when 9 704 players were involved on highest traffic days in November and December.
 
The daily traffic breakdown is an average of player volume by hour over a 24-hour period playing cash games.