Judge refuses Sands' appeal of $70M jury award
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is asking a Nevada judge to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada judge has denied Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s request to throw out a jury verdict awarding a former consultant $70 million in a breach-of-contract case.
Attorneys for the largest U.S. casino company presented 12 reasons the company should be granted a retrial.
After hearing a full day of arguments Tuesday, District Judge Rob Bare declined to overturn the decision a jury reached in June.
Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen says he helped Sands win a gambling license in the Chinese enclave of Macau.
Suen first sued the company, which is owned by billionaire GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson, in 2004. A jury found for him in 2008, but Sands successfully petitioned for a retrial.
Sands is expected to appeal to the state Supreme Court.