Nevada Court Hear Arguments In Las Vegas Sands Macau Case

January 27, 2016

NewsStandOnline.Net (27-January-2016): The question of whether casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s company has to pay a $70 million judgment to a Hong Kong businessman for helping to secure business in Macau is now before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Justices made no immediate ruling after arguments in Las Vegas in a closely contested 12-year-old case.

Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen is suing the Las Vegas Sands saying he is owed millions of dollars in an agreement in which he helped Sands secure its gaming license in Macau a decade ago.

Nevada Justices Hear Arguments In Las Vegas Sands Macau Case

Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz argued the case for Sands, which is appealing jury awards granted to Richard Suen after trials in 2008 and 2013.

Suen’s attorneys argued the juries got it right, both times.

Suen contends that meetings he arranged with Chinese officials helped Las Vegas Sands Corp. get approval to build lucrative casinos on the Cotai Peninsula.

Sheldon Adelson contends Suen didn’t help and deserves nothing.