Nevada High Court Hears Sands Executive’s Termination Suit
September 1, 2015

Lawyers continued to debate the question of jurisdiction Tuesday in a wrongful termination case filed five years ago against Sands China Ltd. by its former president and CEO.

This time their audience was the Nevada Supreme Court.

“This case should proceed to trial where the true facts about control of this entity, where it’s true home was, will be determined,” attorney Todd Bice told the court in Carson City.

Bice represents Steven Jacobs, who filed the lawsuit shortly after he was fired in 2010.

Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez conducted an evidentiary hearing before concluding in May that she has jurisdiction over Sands China in the case. The hearing featured four days of testimony from Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Both Adelson and Las Vegas Sands are defendants in the case.

In her 39-page ruling, Gonzalez found that the control Adelson and Las Vegas Sands have over Sands China “goes far beyond the ordinary relationship of parent to subsidiary.”

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