Adelson’s Widow Should Face Newspaper Antitrust Suit, Judge Says

May 7, 2021, 5:36 PM

The widow of billionaire Sheldon Adelson—the late casino magnate, media mogul, and GOP megadonor—should face antitrust claims for treble damages over his alleged scheme to drive a rival Las Vegas newspaper out of business, despite his death in January, a federal magistrate said.

Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach recommended granting a motion by the rival paper, the Las Vegas Sun, to substitute Miriam Adelson, administrator of her husband’s estate, as a defendant in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Ferenbach rejected the argument by Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she should be off the hook ...

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