Future MGM lawsuit to stop CT casino has better chance to succeed

Future MGM lawsuit to stop CT casino has better chance to succeed


CONNECTICUT.
BARRY:
GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO
22NEWS AT SIX. I’M BARRY KRIGER.
ASHLEY:
AND I’M ASHLEY AFONSO.
ASHLEY:
A LEGAL SETBACK FOR MGM, WHICH
IS TRYING TO STOP A THIRD
CONNECTICUT CASINO
FROM BEING BUILT JUST 20 MINUTES
FROM SPRINGFIELD.
BARRY:
22NEWS I-TEAM REPORTER RYAN
WALSH IS LIVE OUTSIDE MGM
SPRINGFIELD
WHERE HE FOUND OUT THE LEGAL
BATTLE IS JUST BEGINNING.
RYAN WALSH:
MGM IS ARGUING THAT THE TRIBES
THAT RUN FOXWOODS AND MOHEGAN
SUN
SHOULD NOT HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
TO CASINO OPPORTUNITIES OFF
TRIBAL LAND.
IF CONNECTICUT’S GOVERNOR
APPROVES THE TRIBES’ EAST
WINDSOR CASINO,
MGM’S WILL HAVE A MUCH CLEARER
PATH IN COURT THE SECOND TIME
AROUND.
A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT ON
WEDNESDAY HANDED MGM A LOSS IN
ITS
FIGHT TO STOP AN EAST WINDSOR
CONNECTICUT CASINO,
THE RULING LEFT THE DOOR OPEN
FOR MGM TO FILE ANOTHER LAWSUIT
IF
CONNECTICUT’S GOVERNOR SIGNS OFF
FOR A 3RD CASINO. BASICALLY
SAYING MGM JUMPED THE GUN ON THE
FIRST LAWSUIT.
“OUR CONCLUSION DOES NOT RULE
OUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT MGM’S
ALLEGED HARM MAY AT SOME FUTURE
POINT BECOME SUFFICIENTLY
IMMINENT.”
A CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROFESSOR
TOLD 22NE
THAT MGM MAY HAVE A BETTER
CHANCE AT SUCCEEDING IF
CONNECTICUT’S GOVERNOR SIGNS OFF
ON THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO.
ARTHUR WOLF:
“THE 2ND ROUND THEY WILL BECAUSE
THE 2ND ROUND
WITH LEGISLATION NOW PENDING
BEFORE THE GOVERNOR OF
CONNECTICUT WOULD GIVE THE
TRIBES THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO
DEVELOP A CASINO OFF TRIBAL
LANDS.” HERE’S THE BACK STORY.
THE TRIBES THAT RUN MOHEGAN SUN
AND FOXWOODS ARE PARTNERING TO
BUILD A CASINO IN EAST WINDSOR
AT A CLOSED MOVIE
THEATER, TO DIRECTLY COMPETE
WITH MGM SPRINGFIELD.
CONNECTICUT
LAWMAKERS PASSED THE BILL, BUT
THE GOVERNOR HAS YET TO APPRO . CONNECTICUT’S ATTORNEY GENERAL
WARNED THE GOVERNOR IT IS RISKY.
PROFESSOR WOLF TOLD 22NEWS, MGM
MAY EVEBE ABLE TO GET AN
INJUNCTION TO STOP THE TRIBES
OM EVEN STARTING TO BUILD EIR EAST WINDSOR CASINO
WHILE A FUTURE LAWSUIT IS PENDING THE KEY THINHERE WOULD BE THE
PROBABILITY
OF SUCCESS AND YOU HAVE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CONNECTICUT
RDY SAYING TRM BE A SUBSTANIAL CLAIM BY MGM, THAT
ALONE MAY BE ABLE TO SATISFY THE
ELEMENT OF PROBABILITY OF
SUCCESS
MGM SAID IN A STATEMENT THEY
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD
WITH LEGAL
ACTION.
“TODAY’S (THIS ) DECISION WILL
NOT AFFECT MGM’S FUTURE ABILITY
TO CHALLENGE CONNECTICUT’S NEW
CASINO STATUTE,
RYAN WALSH:
CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR DANNEL
MALLOY HAS NOT SAID WHETHER HE
PLANS
TO APPROVE THE EAST WINDSOR
CASINO. LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD,

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