Published On: Thu, Oct 1st, 2015

City of Boston Files New Lawsuit to Block Wynn Casino

Wynn Resorts

The City of Boston has opened a new front in its effort to halt the $1.7 billion casino planned for Everett, filing a lawsuit challenging the validity of a key certification that Wynn Resorts needs to begin construction.

The new lawsuit shatters any notion of a compromise between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn, who had traded insults and accusations for months over the proposed gambling resort on the Mystic River waterfront but have recently appeared to be finding common ground.
The filing on Monday came less than a week after Boston appeared to suffer a setback in its other suit against the casino, which alleges that corruption underpinned the awarding of a license to Wynn. A Suffolk Superior judge questioned the city’s legal grounds for that suit.

Read the full story at Boston Globe, by Sean P. Murphy and Jon Chesto 

 

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