Casino Can't Nix Firm's Suit Over Ex-Partner's Gambling Debt

By Jonathan Randles (March 30, 2016, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi casino lost a bid Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by bankrupt law firm Morris Schneider Wittstadt LLC over a former partner who gambled away more than $1.5 million from a firm trust.

U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. denied Beau Rivage Resort & Casino's motion to dismiss a complaint that seeks to recover funds lost by ex-partner Nathan Hardwick. Hardwick allegedly embezzled from the firm to cover debts he incurred while gambling at the Biloxi, Mississippi, casino.

Beau Rivage had argued that it cut off Hardwick's credit, but Judge Guirola ruled that the casino's argument that it acted...

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