Bartlit Beck Pursues $54M Award In Casino Tycoon Fee Fight

Law360 (January 2, 2020, 8:59 PM EST) -- Bartlit Beck LLP has asked an Illinois federal court to confirm a $54 million arbitration award for breach-of-contract claims stemming from the firm's representation of casino tycoon and former Universal Entertainment Corp. chairman Kazuo Okada in litigation with Wynn Resorts.

The details of the arbitration award are confidential, but it covers nearly $50 million in breach-of-contract damages, more than $4 million in pre-award interest, the costs and fees of arbitration and post-award interest, according to the petition filed on Monday. Attorneys at Bartlit Beck declined to comment on Thursday.

Wynn Resorts first filed suit against Okada, who once owned a 20%...

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