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FBT Everett Realty, LLC v. Massachusetts Gaming Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-082-17)

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

SUFFOLK, ss SUPERIOR COURT

CIVIL ACTION

  1. 2016-03481-BLS1

FBT EVERETT REALTY, LLC

vs.

MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON

DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS FBT EVERETT, LLC’S COMPLAINT

PURSUANT TO MASS. R CIV. P. 12(b)(1) AND 12(b)(6)

Plaintiff FBT Everett Realty, LLC (FBT) entered into an Option Agreement with Wynn MA, LLC (Wynn), an affiliate of Wynn Resorts, pursuant to which Wynn acquired the option to purchase a parcel of land in Everett, Massachusetts owned by FBT (the Everett Parcel), if Wynn was awarded a casino license by the defendant Massachusetts Gaming Commission (the Commission).  In this action, FTP alleges that it suffered losses as result of the Commission’s tortious interference with that Option Agreement.  Its Complaint pleads a single count of intentional interference with contract in which it claims that, as a result of unlawful pressure exerted on Wynn by the Commission, Wynn insisted that FBT renegotiate the purchase price of the Everett Parcel, reducing that purchase price from $ 75 million to $ 35 million.  The case is now before the court on the Commission’s motion to dismiss FBT’s complaint pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6).  In particular, the Commission contends that it is a “public employer” under § 1 of the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (G. L. c. 258, §§ 1 et seq., the MTCA), and, therefore, under § 10(c) it is immune from suits for intentional torts, including intentional interference with contractual relations.  For the reasons that follow, the motion is 2 read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 4, 2017 at 1:43 am

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City of Revere, et al. v. Massachusetts Gaming Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-042-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-12111

SJC-12177

CITY OF REVERE & others[1]  vs.  MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION.

Suffolk.     December 5, 2016. – March 10, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Gaming.  License.  Administrative Law, Judicial review, Intervention.  Practice, Civil, Action in nature of certiorari, Review of administrative action, Intervention, Interlocutory appeal.  Jurisdiction, Judicial review of administrative action.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 16, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

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