Motions to dismiss lawsuit over Pope County casino license denied in Arkansas circuit court

Motions to dismiss lawsuit over Pope County casino license denied in Arkansas circuit court

Article brief provided by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Dale Ellis, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 29, 2022 5:43 PM
  • Dale Ellis, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two motions seeking to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of a casino license in Pope County granted to Legends Resort and Casino by the Arkansas Racing Commission were denied Wednesday by a judge in Pulaski County who said the plaintiff in the case has standing to take the issue to court and that he has presented factual allegations that present a constitutional question in the matter.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen denied the two motions, filed by the Arkansas Racing Commission and by Legends Resort and Casino, LLC/Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC, which was issued the casino license for Pope County by the Racing Commission on Nov. 12, 2021.

 

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