Casino Owner Says It Can't Arbitrate Amid Death Threats

Law360, New York (July 18, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A casino's majority owner claiming its investments were stolen by the Laotian government and affiliates urged a Delaware federal court Friday not to send the dispute to arbitration, saying the company's principal could be killed or imprisoned if required to return to Laos to testify.

Sanum Investments Ltd. and Dutch parent Lao Holding NV said the Laotian government has targeted them with illegal taxes and yanked the permits they need to do business, violating a 2014 agreement to end their disputes over a jointly owned casino in Laos, near the Thai border, by selling the casino to someone else.

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