The latest decision from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is in concurrence with the 2021 decision.
“Limcaco’s complicated theory of causation turns on a ‘cascading chain of events’ spanning multiple years and involving several third parties,” wrote the court. “Limcaco does not adequately allege that, but for the Appellees’ unlawful conduct in elevating Youchah, her injury would not have occurred, because the district court dismissed her claim as time-barred, and we affirmed that dismissal on appeal.”
The plaintiff is being spurred on by several key factors. One of the biggest is that at the time the RICO suit was filed, Steve Wynn was being investigated by Massachusetts regulators for sexual misconduct, and Wynn Resorts’ casino licenses were therefore at risk.
Limcaco’s attorney said that they will continue pursuing a conviction for Wynn and are undeterred by the repeated failures in court.
“Similar to the Department of Justice, which recently brought claims against Steve Wynn and Tom Barrack, and which recently filed an appeal in the matter against Steve Wynn for his alleged violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, we will continue to vigilantly protect our client’s rights and will continue to bring tough cases,” said Matthews. “We look forward to addressing this matter with the United States Supreme Court.”
This is an important time for Wynn and other casino companies as many states continue to pursue legal sports betting and ramp up their sports betting offerings.
Massachusetts is one of those states on the verge of launching its sports betting market. While WynnBet was already approved in Massachusetts, Caesars and BetMGM also recently joined the fray.