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Vegas judge to decide jurisdiction in Sands China case

8 May 2015
Sands China Ltd. has cheated its former president and CEO out of his day in court “long enough,” the man’s attorney argued Thursday. Attorney Todd Bice urged Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez to find that she has jurisdiction over the company in a wrongful termination case filed by the former executive, Steven Jacobs. ... (read more)
 

Sheldon Adelson denies 'exorcism strategy' to fire Macau executive

5 May 2015
During his third day of testimony Monday, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson denied having any knowledge of a secret “exorcism strategy” to rid Sands China Ltd. of its president and CEO, Steven Jacobs. Adelson, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., said he “never heard the phrase.” Jacobs ... (read more)
 

Vegas judge tells Sheldon Adelson, 'You don’t get to argue with me'

4 May 2015
Casino developer Sheldon Adelson returned to the witness stand Friday and refused to answer the first question he was asked. “Sir, you need to answer the question,” District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez told Adelson, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Adelson argued that the question was abusive, but Gonzalez disagreed. ... (read more)
 

Adelson: Fired Macau boss was 'potentially destructive'

29 April 2015
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., spent more than six hours on the witness stand Tuesday and repeatedly expressed his disdain for the former executive who brought him there. Adelson said he never wanted to hire Steven Jacobs, the former president of Sands Macau who later filed a wrongful termination case against him. ... (read more)
 

Clark County court jurisdiction at issue in Sands China lawsuit

23 April 2015
A Las Vegas judge began hearing testimony Monday to help her determine whether she has jurisdiction over Sands China Ltd. in a breach of contract case filed by Steven Jacobs, the former president of Sands Macau. Jacobs sued Sands China and Las Vegas Sands Corp. in 2010, shortly after he was fired. He later added Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, as a defendant in the case. ... (read more)
 

Nevada Judge considers sanctions against Sands China Ltd.

9 March 2015
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge is mulling what, if any, sanctions to impose on Sands China Limited for redacting personal information from documents the company produced out of Macau in January 2013. District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez, who heard nearly five hours of legal arguments on the topic Tuesday, said she plans to issue a written decision by early next week. ... (read more)
 

Judge weighing sanctions against Las Vegas Sands subsidiary in termination lawsuit

11 February 2015
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge is taking testimony to help determine what, if any, sanctions to impose on Sands China Ltd. for redacting personal information from about 2,600 documents the company produced in 2013 as part of an ongoing lawsuit. District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez is conducting the evidentiary ... (read more)
 

MGM Resorts, Perini resolve lawsuit over defective Harmon at CityCenter

17 December 2014
LAS VEGAS -- A global settlement was announced Tuesday in the massive construction defect case involving CityCenter’s Harmon Hotel. The announcement came the day lawyers were to present opening statements at the trial, which was expected to last more than a year. District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez, who has ... (read more)
 

Judge gives overtime lawsuit against Boyd Gaming class action status

27 June 2014
LAS VEGAS -- A lawsuit that accuses Boyd Gaming Corporation of failing to pay overtime wages may proceed as a national class action, a federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled. Cogburn Law Offices filed the case last year as a type of class action known as a “collective action.” Andrew Rempfer, one of the firm’s attorneys, estimated the case has 15,000 to 25,000 potential class members. ... (read more)
 

Food manager files equal pay lawsuit against Station Casinos

28 April 2014
The food and beverage director at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel filed a federal lawsuit Friday that accuses her employer of violating the Equal Pay Act. Michelle Cox claims Station Casinos, Inc. has a practice or policy “of intentionally refusing to compensate women equal pay for similar work done ... (read more)

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