Racetrack Loses Bid In 1st Circ. To Revive Wynn RICO Suit

Law360 (March 3, 2021, 10:20 PM EST) -- The former owner of the shuttered Suffolk Downs racetrack was too far removed from the competition for a Massachusetts casino license to claim that it was injured when Wynn Resorts Ltd. was awarded the bid, the First Circuit ruled Wednesday in refusing to revive the lawsuit.

Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC sought to revive a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations lawsuit against Wynn Resorts, its executives and the company that owned the land for the $1.6 billion gaming project in Everett, Massachusetts, in which Sterling Suffolk claims Wynn's racketeering cost it "well over $1 billion."

Sterling Suffolk filed its lawsuit in 2018,...

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