'Girls Gone Wild' Founder's Libel Suit Against Wynn Tossed

Law360, New York (July 8, 2015, 10:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge dismissed a libel case Wednesday against casino mogul Steve Wynn because the plaintiff, “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis, has failed to appear in court and comply with a court order.

Wynn asked U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer in April to dismiss the case — initiated over the collection of a multimillion-dollar gambling debt — because  Francis has not participated in the suit and does not have an attorney.

"This was a frivolous lawsuit that had no basis in fact or law and was brought...
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Case Information

Case Title

Joseph R Francis v. Wynn Las Vegas LLC et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other


Dale S. Fischer

Date Filed

November 1, 2011

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