LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine years of litigation between a Hong Kong businessman and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is drawing to a close.
Attorneys began closing arguments Thursday in the dispute between Las Vegas Sands and a fixer who says he helped the casino giant win a license in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
The lead attorney for Richard Suen is arguing in a Las Vegas courtroom that Sands owes $328 million.
Sands attorneys say Suen is owed nothing because he failed to hand-deliver the license. Instead, Sands won it through a competitive process.
It’s the second time this fight has played out. A jury decided in Suen’s favor in 2008, but the Nevada Supreme Court overturned the verdict.
Suen filed the lawsuit in 2004 after failing to reach an agreement with Sands.