Global casino resort company Las Vegas Sands is being sued for $12 billion in a Macau court by a former partner related to how the company got its gaming license.
Asian American Entertainment Corporation (AAEC) is the Plaintiff in the suit and is looking for 70% of Sands' profits arising from Macau between 2004 and 2022. The company claims that Sands breached a contract between the two parties.This lawsuit has been ongoing since 2007 and was initially filed in US court before being dismissed due to procedural reasons.
The lawsuit revolves around a failed partnership between the two companies, as Sands ditched AAEC for Galaxy Entertainment. The new partnership filed a new application that AAEC claims was nearly identical, and they feel this is a breach that's worthy of having a massive fee attached.
AAEC is led by Marshall Hao, who commented: "Asian American has been winning all major legal battles in the Macau lawsuit since we filed it in 2012...we are confident."
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