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Flynt’s Fight Against Calif. Gambling Law Revived (Corrected)

Oct. 7, 2019, 6:49 PMUpdated: Oct. 8, 2019, 7:09 PM

Hustler magazine publisher and casino owner Larry Flynt convinced the Ninth Circuit to revive his lawsuit challenging a California law that prohibits cardroom licensees from owning over 1% of out-of-state gaming operations.

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, writing for the court majority, applied the continuing harm theory to find that California’s statute of limitations for personal injury suits didn’t bar a facial challenge to the constitutionality of the gambling laws.

Flynt owns Hustler Casino and Larry Flynt’s Luck Lady Casino. He claimed in his lawsuit, which was joined by Haig Kelegian Sr. and his son Haig Kelegian Jr., that this restriction...

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