CREATED Apr. 5, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For his second day of testimony Las Vegas casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, took the stand with help from his security team.
The 79-year-old businessman said he's battling a nerve disease and that's the reason he wasn't part of negotiations with the man whose now suing him.
"Once I got sick I couldn't pay attention to anything," Adelson said. "It was an extremely difficult period of my life."
The lawsuit stems from businesses deals that happened more than 10 years ago with Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen. He's suing Adelson for more than $300 million.
The two men sat face to face for their second go-around in court. Adelson complained that Suen's behavior was distracting.
"You're client is smirking," Adelson told Suen's lawyer John O'Malley.
Adelson was on the stand for more than six hours fighting to defend his businesses deals. He said he doesn't owe Suen any money.
Suen alleges he helped Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation secure a gambling license in Macau, a region of China where Adelson has a Venetian hotel.
Adelson's testimony was so colorful at times, the judge asked him to tone it down. Adelson jokingly told the judge he sounded like his bossy wife.
"Mr Adelson, this may sound like your wife again," Judge Rob Bare said.
"Oh no, I get her at nighttime and daytime," Adelson responded with a laugh from the courtroom.
Adelson continued to to answer question after question from O'Malley who kept pressing for answers. The billionaire - seemingly annoyed at times - didn't waver much in his testimony and couldn't recall many of the events O'Malley referenced.
Adelson said he company fairly bid for the gambling rights in Macau without Suen's help.
Both parties are expected back in court on Monday when Adelson's testimony should wrap up.