OLD Media Moves

More on libel suit against Las Vegas biz editor

July 25, 2006

The Casino City Times has picked up on the libel lawsuit that the Sands resort filed against Las Vegas Sun business editor Jeff Simpson, providing more details about the complaint than was originally reported by the Sun.

Howard Stutz wrote, “Las Vegas Sands claims the company was libeled when Simpson’s column said the operator of The Venetian had a ‘sorry Nevada regulatory record’ in comparison to its competitors. The column also said The Venetian had ‘a laundry list of other serious violations.’

“In the complaint, Las Vegas Sands attorneys called the column ‘a mean-spirited and calculated fabrication, which is exceedingly harmful to the prestigious reputation of the Las Vegas Sands.’

“The company won the bidding for the Singapore license on May 26 and announced plans to build the Marina Bay Sands, a $3.6 billion resort.

“Despite being awarded the Singapore location, Las Vegas Sands said it asked the Las Vegas Sun to retract and correct the article at the end of May. The Sun refused.”

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