At 1;30 the MSSC will hear the cases of Miss. Gaming & Hospitality Comm’n Assoc. v. Diamondhead Real Estate, LLC and Mississippi Gaming Assoc. consolidated with Miss. Gaming & Hospitality Assoc. v. R.W. Development, LLC, MAS, LLC and Miss. Gamimg Comm’n.
RW and Diamondhead filed applications for gaming site approvals with the Commission. A hearing was to be held before the Gaming Commission on February 16, 2017. MGHA filed a request under the Mississippi Public Records Act for
information related to the RW and Diamond head applications and filed a letter opposing the applications. The Commission denied the applications.
RW and Diamondhead appealed the decisions to the Harrison and Hancock
County Circuit Courts respectively pursuant to M.C.A. §75-76-121(1). They each served MGHA with the Notice of Appeal but stated in the notice that they did not believe that MGHA was a party of record. MGHA moved to be made an appellee in both appeals. The circuit courts denied the motions but allowed MGHA status as an amicus curiae. MGHA sought reconsideration which was denied. It then filed requests for interlocutory appeals which were granted.
Miss. Gaming & Hospitality’s brief
Diamondhead’s and RW’s brief
Miss. Gaming & Hospitality’s reply brief
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