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NC judge to hear software sweepstakes case

LEXINGTON, NC (AP) — A judge in Davidson County is to consider a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory and another state official by an Internet sweepstakes business.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that International Internet Technologies contends it is using software in its games that comply with North Carolina law.

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in December that state law bans sweepstakes machines.

But ITT and the operator of the Hickory Tree Business Center in Midway sued last month saying the machines at the business comply with state law.

Attorneys for McCrory and Public Safety Secretary Kiernan Shanahan have asked a judge to dismiss the complaint. The attorneys point out the companies do not face charges and that neither McCrory nor Shanahan have taken any action against the businesses.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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