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Cashiers at The Orleans sue, say they were forced to work off the clock

14 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Two restaurant cashiers at The Orleans filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that owner Boyd Gaming Corporation repeatedly forced them to work 30-to-45 minutes off the clock each shift. The complaint, filed by Kathy Belmonte and Maria High, contends that the unpaid overtime resulted from company policy, resulting in numerous complaints over several years but no changes. ... (read more)

Las Vegas Sands appeals Suen trial verdict

11 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- As expected, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has asked Clark District Judge Rob Bare to either reduce drastically, throw out entirely or order a retrial of the verdict won last month by former company consultant Richard Suen. The award, now standing at $102.8 million including the $70 million granted by ... (read more)

Family behind Jerry's Nugget gets deadline to round up financing

11 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The Stamis family has two weeks to round up the financing to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy before the main lender gets a chance to oust them from their long-time ownership of locals casino Jerry’s Nugget. At a hearing Monday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mike Nakagawa extended until June 26 the ... (read more)

Nevada high court weighs Wynn tip-sharing policy

6 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The legal team representing dealers fighting Wynn Resorts, Limited’s tip-pooling policy ran into skeptical questioning as the long-running dispute came before the Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday. The company and the employees that fall under the class action lawsuit have been clashing since ... (read more)

Consultant for contractor says testing damaged Harmon Hotel beyond repair

5 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The safety of the Harmon Hotel tower at CityCenter arose again as a concern when a consultant hired by Tutor Perini Building Corp. reversed its position and now believes that recent testing damaged the never-finished building beyond repair. At the end of technical legal arguments on Tuesday ... (read more)

Airline cost for using McCarran to stabilize

5 June 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The costs for airlines to use McCarran International Airport will stabilize in the coming year after several years of a sharp run-up. The Clark County Commission approved a new schedule of fees and charges that will add up to $12.04 for each passenger who enters an airplane, a 2-cent decline from this year. ... (read more)

Judgment calls for Las Vegas Sands to pay Suen $101.6 million

29 May 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The amount Las Vegas Sands Corp. owes to the company owned by one-time consultant Richard Suen grew by nearly half to $101.6 million in the final judgment signed Tuesday by Clark County District Judge Rob Bare. Two weeks ago, the 12-member jury set the value of Suen’s work in helping Sands break into the booming Macau market at $70 million. ... (read more)

Cantor accuses William Hill of poaching trade secrets, clients in lawsuit

28 May 2013
The sometimes nasty legal battle that Cantor Gaming launched two years ago against former executive Joseph Asher has now extended to arch rival William Hill plc. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Clark County District Court, Cantor charged that William Hill had deliberately poached trade secrets and potential clients when it bought Brandywine Bookmaking LLC in 2011. ... (read more)

Challenge emerges after jurors return $70 million verdict against Las Vegas Sands

15 May 2013
LAS VEGAS -- In a verdict challenged just four minutes after it was read, a 12-person jury awarded Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen $70 million for the consulting work he did a dozen years ago to help Las Vegas Sands Corp. enter the booming Macau market. The jury reached its decision at mid-morning on Tuesday after starting deliberations late Friday afternoon but not working over the weekend. ... (read more)

Affinity Gaming gains breathing room in shareholder fight

14 May 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Affinity Gaming gained limited breathing space Monday in its on-going legal battle with largest shareholder Z Capital Partners. At a hearing, Clark County District Judge Mark Denton put on hold for 15 days his preliminary injunction issued last week that stopped Affinity from setting its poison pill in motion if Z Capital buys any more stock. ... (read more)

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