Horseshoe asks that ruling be overturned
TUNICA — Horseshoe Casino has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn at $1.1-million judgment related to a fatal accident in Tunica County in 2002.
The money was awarded in February in connection with a 2002 accident along U.S. 61 in which three people died. Circuit Judge Albert Smith found Horseshoe and its owner at the time, Robinson Property Group, liable under Mississippi’s “dram shop” law.
That law allows business owners to be held liable if they serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons who later injure or kill others. According the court records, the motorist cited in the accident had been drinking at the casino before the wreck.
Horseshoe Casino is now owned by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., which is not involved in the suit.
The Supreme Court has scheduled arguments in the case for Sept. 22 in Jackson.
The case is among those the Supreme Court will consider during its September-October term.
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