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DraftKings, FanDuel Handed Empire State Reprieve

In a rapid reversal of fortunes Friday, a New York appellate court allowed DraftKings and FanDuel to continue to operate while the case brought against the two daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators by the Empire State’s attorney general remains in question.

New York Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez had ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease operations in the Empire State Friday morning, but a few hours later a state appellate court ruled that both companies could resume operations until the higher court reviews the case in January.  

“This immediate stay was granted, so we will remain fully operational in New York,” said DraftKings counsel David Boies, who serves as chairman of law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

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