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May 28 2018, Updated 10:11 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - RadarOnline.com Legal Editor

Nick Cassavetes’ request to have a lawsuit dismissed that was filed against him in connection with the Hollywood poker scandal, has been denied by a federal judge, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Cassavetes is being sued for almost $74k in earnings by a bankruptcy trustee who is trying to recoup losses that were suffered by former clients that invested with Brad Ruderman, who was convicted in a Ponzi scheme.

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The court docs state: "This adversary proceeding is not an attempt to enforce a gambling debt owed to Debtor. Rather, the Trustee is seeking to recover a fraudulent transfer to defendant. Consequently, this action is not in contravention of the California policy of courts leaving parties/gamblers where find them. Based on the foregoing, the Court denies the motion."

It has been alleged that Ruderman hatched the Ponzi scheme to fund his massive losses at poker -- the former investment banker lost millions playing high stakes poker games against Hollywood elite, including Cassavetes, Tobey Maguire and Rick Salomon, amongst others.

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Cassavetes will now have 30 days to file answers in the lawsuit against him.

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