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Friday, August 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "High court denies Gary casino appeal: Ruling clears way for trial of casino mogul's lawsuit against city"

As I wrote in this entry Monday when posting the August 21st transfer list:

There look to be several other denials of interest on today's 8-page list.
One of them was City of Gary, Indiana v. The Majestic Star Casino, et al, about which Jon Seidel reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune. His story begins:
The Indiana Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the city of Gary in its legal battle with Majestic Star Casino.

Gary tried to overturn a Marion County Superior Court ruling that rejected a change-of-venue request from the city and denied an injunction that would force Majestic Star Casino owner Don Barden to make monthly payments to the city.

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld that ruling in May. Last week, the Supreme Court chose not to hear the case. All justices concurred except Chief Justice Randall Shepard and Justice Robert Rucker, according to court records.

Susan Severtson, Gary's corporation counsel, said attorneys will now likely return to Marion County court to argue the full lawsuit as filed by Barden in 2008.

"We have not been advised of the next court date," Severtson said.

Here are earlier ILB entries on the Majestic Star Casino.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 28, 2009 09:25 AM
Posted to Indiana Transfer Lists