Court cases of James Grosjean & David D'Aguin
Who cares? At least another big-loser-lawyer cares. I'm sure he's reading posts in this forum. He lost $800,000 on a Friday night at a casino. After that I still see this crazy lawyer around gambling his fortunes away in various casinos. An old saying sez: "it's cheaper to learn from others' mistakes than to make costly mistakes yourself." Perhaps he may learn from Taverez' mistakes before he gets disbarred. Hmmm perhaps he can join Taverez in a class action suit against casinos.
Hey guys, in addition to Taverez' case, thru googling I found 2 cases more interesting than her's.
1) "David D'Aquin v. New Frontier Hotel & Casino
David D'Aquin sued the New Frontier Hotel & Casino for false imprisonment, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Security personnel for the Casino asked D'Aquin leave the Casino when they became convinced that he was counting cards at the blackjack table where he had won $4,000 in 30 minutes. He was approached by security personnel after cashing out his winnings and was escorted into a private room, where he was detained and questioned for less than 10 minutes.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $110,000.00.
2) James Grosjean v. Imperial Palace, Caesars Palace and Griffin Investigations, Inc.
The case was bifurcated so that James Grosjean v. Imperial Palace is the only portion of the case that has already gone to trial. The Grosjean v. Caesars, Griffin Investigations and other defendants is scheduled to commence May 31, 2005.
2a) Grosjean v. Imperial Palace:
James Grosjean claimed that the was falsely imprisoned by Las Vegas Imperial Palace security guards for 47 minutes in February 2001. He was stopped, handcuffed and detained for advantage gambling, card counting, at the casino. Grosjean was detained by the security guards after a Nevada Gaming Control Board agent allegedly asked that the Imperial Palace guards keep a lookout for Grosjean and another man and to contact him if they saw either. The Imperial Palace guards, who he claimed worked for Griffin Investigations, Inc., called the Gaming Board employee after Grosjean had already been detained and were told to let him go. Grosjean claimed that there was no valid legal reason why he was handcuffed and held against his will and that the behavior of the Casino's security guards was shameful and that he was harmed as a result of their wrongful and tortious conduct.
2b) Grosjean/Russo v. Caesars Palace, Griffin Investigations,Inc.:
James Grosjean and Michael Russo were arrested at the Las Vegas Caesars Palace for suspected cheating at gaming. A Caesars Palace employee inspected the cards being played and determined there had been card bending. State gaming officials were called. When they came to Caesars Palace, they viewed the surveillance video and inspected the cards and determined that there had been card bending. James Grosjean and Michael Russo were subsequently arrested. The district attorneys' office decided not to press charges. Now, James Grosjean and Michael Russo are suing Caesars Palace for claims arising out of their alleged wrongful arrest and they are suing Griffin Investigations, Inc. for libel. Griffin Investigations, Inc. compiles information provided by casinos and law enforcement agencies and publishes it in a searchable form to its casino clients. Griffin Investigations, Inc. was provided information by Caesars regarding the card bending and made that information part of its publication to its casino clients.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $99,990 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages capped at $300,000.00.
Plaintiff's Experts: Bill Zender"