Nevada State Supreme Court Lifts Stay and Allows Condo Investor Case To Proceed in Arbitration Against MGM Resorts Announces Blumenthal Nordrehaug and Bhowmik

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Nevada Supreme Court's ruling means MGM litigation can proceed in arbitration.

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The condo buyers have spent extensive time and money litigating the case before Arbitrator Hare.

On June 27, 2013, the Nevada State Supreme Court vacated the stay of the condo litigation against MGM Resorts International ("MGM") and allowed the cases against MGM to proceed in Arbitration. MGM had originally filed a writ of mandamus with the Nevada State Supreme Court challenging a district court's order denying MGM's motion to disqualify the arbitrator who has been presiding over the case. The case is entitled KJH & RDA Investor Group, LLC v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, Case No. A547024. The Nevada Supreme Court's order can be read [here.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik ("BNB"), the attorneys representing the allegedly defrauded condo buyers, earlier last week filed an emergency motion to dismiss MGM's writ and the Nevada Supreme Court agreed with BNB stating the issue was now moot. The Court stated in its order "we conclude that entertaining [MGM's] writ petition would be inappropriate. Specifically, it appears that we would be deciding a legal issue that would have no effect on the named parties in interest."

When asked about the Court's ruling, founding partner of BNB, Norman B. Blumenthal stated, "the Plaintiffs who filed federal claims are now entitled to proceed with their arbitration as consolidated before Arbitrator Brendan Hare in accordance with the Nevada Supreme Court's Order." In the opinion of Norm Blumenthal, this was the right decision as the condo buyers have spent extensive time and money litigating the case before Arbitrator Hare. The Court's ruling on Thursday also means that the Plaintiffs who filed their claim in state court are now entitled to proceed with a new arbitrator to be selected in accordance with the American Arbitration Association's Rules.

For more information regarding MGM Signature Suites lawsuit please contact Norman B. Blumenthal, the founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (858) 551-1223.

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