Mississippi Casino Wants $75M Lawsuit Dismissed

By HOLBROOK MOHR | September 24, 2012

A gambling company has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a Mississippi casino served a man so many free drinks that he died.

The lawsuit against IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi was filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport in July and seeks damages of $75 million. The suit claims casino workers ignored pleas from Bryan Lee Glenn’s relatives in August 2009 and served him alcohol after he was drunk. He later died.

Boyd Gaming, which bought the casino in 2011, argues that Mississippi law specifies a person injured “as a result of his on voluntary intoxication has no viable claim against a casino which served him alcohol.”

Michael Holleman, lawyer for Glenn’s relatives, didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.

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