Washington D.C. man loses suit against Maryland Live over roulette wheel errorLeander Stocks of Washington, D.C., claimed that a roulette ball flew off a wheel at the Maryland Live Casino, injuring him in the process. Stocks sued for injuries sustained during the incident wanting a sum of $300,000. Stocks has now been denied his claims.
Stocks claimed the operator of the roulette game was negligent in operating the wheel which
resulted in the ball to go airborne. Stocks was struck by the runaway ball. A lawsuit was then filed by Stocks in the United States District Court of Washington.
The incident took place back in 2013 and the suit was not claimed until November 2014, with negligence and battery claims filed. Stocks wanted the Cordish Companies, the brand behind the casino, to pay up for his injuries.
When the incident occurred, Stocks was given eye drops from a casino employee and then he fell, hitting his head on a door. He reportedly was knocked out and treated for a concussion. It took until this last week for the case to go to trail and the roulette dealer, Mildred Morse, was cleared of being negligent by the judge before the case even went in front of a jury.
A casino security guard also faced charges, this time of battery. Turner was cleared as well. The judge apparently felt like the claims were invalid especially considering the injury took place after the roulette ball had cleared from the wheel.
This is just one of many crazy incidents in which individuals try to blame the casino for something that is silly or inappropriate. Stocks now will get nothing and the casino can continue to go about their business as usual. This will most likely not be the last crazy case to come forward when it comes to the casino industry as players often try to earn money when none is due.
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