Casino operator Sands China Ltd is exempt from a $250,000 fine imposed by a lower Nevada court last month. The Supreme Court waived Sands’ fine, but did not interfere with any other legal issues or fines.
In March 2015, the Nevada District Court ordered other charities to pay the fine. The fine was imposed because the company was believed by Sands’ former chairman and CEO Steve Jacobs to be withholding documents related to the lawsuit. The lawsuit was about unfair termination.
The case is scheduled to be held on April 20, with a lower court judge restricting casinos from calling witnesses, and an emergency motion was filed through the Supreme Court. A temporary suspension of sanctions was initially ordered, but the Supreme Court later decided that Sands China could escape financial sanctions.
In July 2010, Jacobs was fired from his job at the casino. Jacobs sued Las Vegas Sands as well as Sands China for alleged breach of contract. Attorneys representing Jacobs have asked the defendants to produce emails and several other documents alleging Sands is related to the overall business.
Attention was being paid to whether Nevada courts even had the ability to claim jurisdiction over Sands China, which ruled in 2012 that the court could hear the case and that the Macau Personal Information Protection Act could not be cited as an objection to submitting request documents.