Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:42:18 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:44 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Chief United States District Judge Keith Watkins signed an order today dismissing the federal lawsuit originally filed against Macon County Sheriff David Warren, Milton McGregor and VictoryLand.
The lawsuit, filed by Lucky Palace, LLC and 15 Macon County Charities, alleged that Sheriff Warren, McGregor, and VictoryLand attorneys worked together to create prejudicial electronic bingo regulations in Macon County. Plaintiffs argued that those regulations gave McGregor's casino, VictoryLand, a monopoly to operate charity bingo in Macon County.
According to a release issued this afternoon, the remaining parties in the suit reached an agreement that settles all issues.
In May, a jury returned a verdicts in favor of Lucky Palace and its associated charities and ordered McGregor and VictoryLand to pay $64.1 Million in damages for allegedly working together with Sheriff Warren to block Lucky Palace from opening in Macon County.
The jury also concluded that Sheriff Warren violated the charities' rights to equal protection under the law - but that he did so unknowingly. All legal action against Sheriff Warren was eventually dismissed.
"Our goal was to get this case behind us so everyone's full attention could be focused on bringing jobs and economic opportunities to the good people of Macon County," said McGregor attorney Joe Espy and Lucky Palace attorney Steve Heninger.
This settlement vacates the $64 Million judgement originally handed down in the case. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.