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Palazzo sues Texas company in clothing trademark dispute

15 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada AND Texas -- Another trademark dispute is brewing on the Las Vegas Strip, this one over the sale of "Palazzo" clothing items such as T-shirts at the Palazzo hotel-casino. Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Palazzo hotel-casino sued Palazzo Design Corp. of Houston on Tuesday in U.S. District Court ... (read more)

Fontainebleau contractor says its liens take priority over lenders

15 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- A new issue emerged in the Fontainebleau Las Vegas bankruptcy case Tuesday when the resort's general contractor asserted it and the resort's subcontractors hold liens superior to those of the Fontainebleau lenders. Turnberry West Construction filed suit in Miami's bankruptcy ... (read more)

Riviera skips another interest payment

13 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The owner of the Riviera hotel-casino in Las Vegas said today it missed another interest payment on its debt -- but continues to talk with its lender as it looks for a way out of its financial predicament. Riviera Holdings Corp. said earlier this year that because the recession has ... (read more)

Casino dealers bring tip-sharing case to federal court

13 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Even as Nevada's labor commissioner heard testimony this week in the long-running dispute over tip sharing at Wynn Las Vegas, attorneys for casino dealers pressed the issue in a different forum: federal court. Wynn dealers Quy Ngoc Tang, Leopold Gemma and Daniel Baldonado filed suit in U.S. ... (read more)

Fontainebleau fires back, outlines bank dispute

8 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Attorneys for the Fontainebleau Las Vegas resort leveled new allegations Wednesday against banks that terminated funding for the $2.9 billion hotel-casino, which now sits unfinished and in limbo while a bankruptcy court decides its fate. In filings in Miami bankruptcy court, ... (read more)

Venetian, Palazzo lay off workers amid downturn

6 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The Venetian and Palazzo hotel-casinos in Las Vegas have laid off 194 employees since Monday in response to the continuing economic downturn and the resulting drive to cut costs. "It's an effort to continue to right-size our business," Las Vegas Sands Corp. spokesman Ron Reese ... (read more)

Greek Isles lender wants to sell, says owner has no equity left

29 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The main lender to the Greek Isles hotel in Las Vegas has asked a bankruptcy court for permission to sell the property at auction, saying it continues to lose money and has dramatically declined in value. The lender, Canpartners Realty Holding Co. IV LLC, plans to press its case to ... (read more)

Arizona regulators say Vegas company should lose license

24 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- An Arizona agency says Global Cash Access Inc. of Las Vegas can't be trusted as a casino vendor because it committed theft and fraud years ago -- and in recent years has lied to regulators about that scandal and other issues. The harsh words about the company are in a June 3 report ... (read more)

Northern Nevada casino companies seek Chapter 11

24 June 2009
NEVADA -- Several Northern Nevada casino companies controlled by businessman Harold Holder Sr. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The companies seeking protection Friday in the Bankruptcy Court for Nevada were: --The Holder Group Elko LLC, operator of casinos with slot machines and ... (read more)

Businesses file suits claiming Fontainebleau bills went unpaid

22 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Even as the stalled Fontainebleau casino resort tries to reorganize its finances in Miami bankruptcy court, lawsuits over unpaid bills for the project are accumulating in Las Vegas outside of the bankruptcy process. Since June 11, at least three subcontractors have sued ... (read more)

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