New Obstacle in Thunder Valley Casino Lawsuit
As reported by the Gold County Press-Tribute: "A new legal wrangle unfolded Tuesday in a Placer County Superior Court harassment and discrimination case filed by seven former female Thunder Valley Casino employees. "Casino manager Station Casinos is asking that Commissioner Margaret Wells be replaced with a judge. "The move by Station Casino attorneys comes after Wells issued a tentative ruling stating that while Thunder Valley's owner - the United Auburn Indian Community - was exempted from proceedings because of the tribe's sovereign status, the suit against Station Casinos may proceed.
"What was initially scheduled to be a hearing on Wells' tentative ruling on the Nevada-based Station Casinos status as a possible employer of the woman has now become further entangled in submissions over the commissioner's presence on the bench.