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Nevada High Court Overturns $58 Million Judgment

LAS VEGAS - (AP) The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $58.6 million judgment awarded to a Hong Kong businessman who said he helped Las Vegas Sands Corp. win a gambling license in Macau. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Casino Secondhand Smoke Suit Settles For $4.5M

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) A former Atlantic City casino employee has settled his secondhand smoke lawsuit for $4.5 million. Vince Rennich had sued Tropicana Casino and Resort, saying his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of exposure to secondhand smoke inside the casino. Full version available to lexis...

Trump Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Casino License Tossed

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit against former members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board over their rejection of a Donald Trump company's effort to obtain a Philadelphia casino license. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that members of the...

Stanley Ho Files New Lawsuit To Reclaim Casino Stake

HONG KONG - (AP) Asian casino magnate Stanley Ho has filed a new lawsuit in an attempt to get back a $1.45 billion stake in his Macau gambling empire that he says was seized by some of his family members. It's yet another twist in a family feud that erupted in late January. . . . Full version available...

New Orleans Casino Owner Sued Over Secondhand Smoke

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses Harrah's New Orleans Casino of failing to protect its employees from dangerous levels of secondhand smoke. The mother of a former Harrah's dealer who died of cancer last year filed the federal suit Wednesday against the casino's...

Second Rider Sues, Says Driver Caused N.Y. Bus Crash

NEW YORK - (AP) Passengers are challenging a bus driver's contention that he was well-rested and alert the morning his tour bus crashed into a pole in New York, killing 15 people on board. In a lawsuit, Erold Jean Marie alleges driver Ophadell Williams was asleep at the wheel when the bus crashed...

Lawsuit: Sexy Costumes Led To Firing Of N.J. Casino Servers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) When Kathryn Felici was told that she and other cocktail waitresses at Resorts Casino Hotel were to pose for photos in skimpy new flapper costumes, she thought it was to evaluate the sexy black outfits to make sure they fit and looked right. What the women didn't know....

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Nevada Ethics Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a Nevada ethics law that governs when lawmakers should refrain from voting on official business as it considered a case involving a city council member's vote on a casino project, cast even though his campaign manager served...

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Sued For Alleged Assault

LAS VEGAS - (AP) A Nevada man claims boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. directed his bodyguards to attack him at a Las Vegas casino last year after the man tried to take a photograph of the undefeated champion and asked about a fight with another star boxer, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. . . . Full version...

Joe Pesci Sues Over Gotti Biopic Role; Claims Disputed

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Joe Pesci claims the makers of a biopic on the Gotti family have made him an offer he can refuse a lesser part in the movie and a $2 million salary cut. The actor sued Fiore Films on Wednesday, seeking the $3 million he said he was promised to play. . . . Full version available to...