Schnader Attorneys Successful for Pittsburgh Gaming Client Before Pa. Supreme CourtOn July 23, 2007 by Schnader in News
Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2007 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP marked another significant victory recently for its client, PITG Gaming/Majestic Star, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 6-1 opinion, affirmed the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision to grant a gaming license to PITG. This important decision, issued by the Court on July 18, 2007, clears the way for PITG to begin construction of its casino in Pittsburgh.
“We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling, which affirmed the Gaming Board’s decision to award Pittsburgh’s sole gaming license to our client, PITG,” said James Eisenhower, one of the attorneys on the team that represented PITG Gaming/Majestic Star. “This decision will allow PITG to move forward with a project that will bring an innovative and exciting entertainment complex to the City of Pittsburgh, and will also allow for the critical investment in the neighborhoods and community to move forward as well.”
This decision will allow PITG to move forward with its proposed development of a permanent $450 million entertainment and gaming facility on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The proposed 400,000 square-foot casino will also have four restaurants, three lounges, several bars, and a variety of shops, and is anticipated to open in 2008. Additionally, PITG has pledged to invest $350 million for development in the Lower Hill district of Pittsburgh.
The Schnader team – which was led by Mr. Eisenhower, and included Paul M. Titus, who argued the case before the Court, and H. Justin Park and Mark M. Lee who assisted in the writing of the brief that was submitted – has represented PITG Gaming/Majestic Star since November 2006, when a presentation was made to the Gaming Board in support of the company’s application for a gaming license. The Schnader team also assisted PITG Gaming/Majectic Star in the application and evaluation process.
To view the full biographies of the Schnader attorneys involved with this case, please visit www.schnader.com. To view the full opinion of the Court, please visit: http://www.courts.state.pa.us/OpPosting/index/SupremeOpindex.asp.