Businessman asks Idaho court to suspend Laos casino fight

By Caleb Symons (June 6, 2022, 7:09 p.m. EDT) – A businessman who Laos says is on the hook for $3.7 million for a embittered casino business wants a federal court to sue him. ‘Idaho is suspending the country’s execution bid, saying it could be overturned or revised under ongoing arbitration proceedings.

In a brief filed Friday, John K. Baldwin said Lao officials “completely failed” last month to explain why their government would be harmed if the court stayed the litigation, which is only about attorney fees and other costs. of justice, by virtue of its inherent judicial competence. Powerful.

Laos has accused Baldwin of seeking to suspend prosecution under that authority instead…

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