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Card Counter Gets $400k Settlement from IP for 'False Imprisonment'

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 5th November 2004 9:15pm
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Clark County District Judge Lee Gates has unsealed a $400,000 verdict a jury made in favor of advantage gambler James Grosjean against the Imperial Palace in a wrongful imprisonment suit.

The jury awarded him $99,990 in actual damages on Oct. 22 and $500,000 in punitive damages on Nov. 1, which was capped by law at $300,000, netting him almost $400,000, Grosjean's attorney Bob Nersesian said. Grosjean filed the lawsuit in November of 2001 against the Imperial Palace, Caesars Palace and security company Griffin Investigations Inc. The case was later divided into two separate cases.

Jackie Brett, an Imperial Palace spokeswoman, declined to comment on the verdict.

The jury decision refers to a February 2001 incident at the Imperial Palace where Grosjean was stopped, handcuffed and detained by Imperial Palace security officials for 47 minutes, but not for advantage gambling.

Advantage gambling is when a person plays casino games with an upper hand against the casino, such as by card counting.

The security officials acted after a Nevada Gaming Control Board agent allegedly called the security officials and gave them the description of Grosjean and a man they were following who was with Grosjean, Nersesian said. The Control Board agent allegedly told the Imperial Palace security officials to contact him if they saw either man.

[ Damn good payoff... everybody should get caught counting cards - Ed ]



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