Developer Sues Md. Casino Panel For Discrimination

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A developer seeking a contract to build a Baltimore casino filed suit Tuesday in Maryland against the state commission in charge of vetting casino proposals, alleging that the state was unfairly favoring businesses owned by women and minorities.

The Baltimore City Entertainment Group says Maryland's legislature recently passed an extension of the state's video lottery terminal law, which established a goal that 25 percent of spending on gaming projects must go to minority- and women-owned businesses.

BCEG, and its president, Michael Moldenhauer, say that the goals...
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