Caesars Dodges Wrongful Death Suit Over Worker's Cancer

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. has again dodged a class action by the mother of a casino worker who died of leukemia allegedly caused by years of exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke, after a Louisiana federal judge found Wednesday that state law bars her claims.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance found that that Denise Bevrotte’s wrongful death claim, after her son Maceo Bevrotte died in 2010 after working for 15 years as a dealer at Caesars' Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino, is barred by...
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