Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC filed a lawsuit arguing that the Las Vegas operator shouldn’t have won the licence for the Encore Boston Harbor.
US.- Massachusetts based company Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC has taken a jab at Wynn Resorts Ltd. and filed a six-count lawsuit against the operator. They argue the licence won to develop the Encore Boston Harbor shouldn’t have been awarded to them and are challenging the decision in court.
According to Sterling Suffolk – which lost the bid for the same permit that Wynn won – the whole licensing process was tainted as the company should have been found unsuitable. They explained the company has made admissions in a stipulation for settlement in a complaint against it from Nevada’s regulator.
They are seeking to reach a jury trial and ask compensatory damages of US$1 billion, with potential to turn into US$3 million under US and state laws.
“This is a repackaging of the baseless claims Suffolk Racing has been making since they failed to win a licence based on the merits four years ago,” a spokesman for Wynn said in an email to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We will continue to defend ourselves in court.”