Casino Queen Named in Two Lawsuits
As reported by the Madison Record: "The 'home of the loosest slots' was named in two separate Jones Act suits filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court on allegations that the riverboat gambling facility failed to provide two employees safe places to work. "The first suit against Casino Queen filed July 10 on behalf of Jacob Strangle, claims he sustained severe and permanent injuries while in the performance of his duties on Aug. 16, 2002. ".The second suit filed three days later claims bartender Benjamin Snyder injured his right shoulder on Dec. 10, 2004, while performing bartending duties. ". In April, The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that employees who work on the Alton Belle Casino are 'seamen' and can sue for damages under the Jones Act, a statute that provides a means for recovering legal damages for maritime workers."