Adelson Loses Bid To Kill Subpoena In WSJ Libel Case

Law360, New York (August 26, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday denied Sheldon Adelson's efforts to overturn a magistrate's decision allowing a Wall Street Journal reporter — accused in Hong Kong by the billionaire casino owner of libel for describing him as “foul-mouthed” — to serve a subpoena in the U.S., finding the reporter's request lawful.

U.S. District Judge William J. Martini's ruling affirms the order of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk, who found in February that reporter Kate O’Keeffe's request for a subpoena of a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP partner who served as the auditor for Las Vegas Sands Corp, a company whose board is chaired by Adelson,...

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