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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fucking Lawyers

Woman Files $20M Long-Shot Casino Suit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sun Mar 09, 05:21 AM

She was an ambitious lawyer and TV commentator who starting going to Atlantic City casinos to relax, and soon was getting high-roller treatment that included limousines whisking her to the resort.

Arelia Margarita Taveras says she was even allowed to bring her dog, Sasha, to the blackjack tables, sitting in her purse.

But her gambling spun out of control: She said she would go days at a time at the tables, not eating or sleeping, brushing her teeth with disposable wipes so she didn't have to leave.

She says her losses totaled nearly $1 million.

Now she's chasing the longest of long shots: a $20 million racketeering lawsuit in federal court against six Atlantic City casinos and one in Las Vegas, claiming they had a duty to notice her compulsive gambling problem and cut her off.
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She lost her law practice, her apartment, her parents' home, and owes the IRS $58,000. She said she even considered swerving into oncoming traffic to kill herself.
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My emphasis on 'Las Vegas' because of course, it's my stomping grounds.

Another idiot and her frivolous law suit. Yeah, it's the bar's fault for serving someone too much booze when they drive drunk and kill someone. It's the gun makers fault when some idiot shoots and kills someone. It's the car manufacturers fault when you run into a pedestrian and kill them while talking on your cell phone, drinking a cup of coffee and applying a spot of rouge to your left cheek.

See, that's one of the things I miss about the "old" Las Vegas. At least when the mob ran the casinos shit like this wouldn't have even crossed the minds of the big losers. If someone tried to cheat on the Benny Binions or Sam Boyds of the old Vegas either at the casino or backhandedly by suing, they would have at the very least, had their knuckles broken or their car blown up. But chances are, they would have "jumped" off the roof of the casino or off the side of Hoover Dam. They may even have disappeared in the desert somewhere (with a little assistance of the count room 'staff').

Now these losers claim it's no fault of their own, they sue. And the casino owners will probably settle. I'm guessing they won't pay no $20 million, but they'll probably give her a couple or so. Hell, they wipe their ass with couple million here or there.


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