Thursday, July 07, 2022

Nevada judge rules Sands case to remain in U.S.

A Nevada judge has ruled that an unfair dismissal case brought against Las Vegas Sands and its chairman Sheldon Adelson should be heard in a U.S. court and not in Macau.

Steven Jacobs, former CEO of Adelson’s Sands China unit filed the lawsuit claiming that he was sacked for trying to break links to organized crime groups, the triads, and for attempting to halt alleged influence peddling with Chinese officials.

The company had argued that the case should be heard in Macau, where the operations in question are based.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez said that "Adelson and (Las Vegas Sands') control over (Sands China) goes far beyond the ordinary relationship of parent and subsidiary."


She said Adelson made all the decisions when it came to Sands China and therefore the case can stay in Nevada.

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