Pinnacle Entertainment files lawsuit against LC Port - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Pinnacle Entertainment files lawsuit against LC Port

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - What was once the future site of around 1,500 new jobs is now the site of a legal battle between Pinnacle Entertainment and the Port of Lake Charles. 

A special Port Authority meeting was held on Thursday afternoon to allow board members to discuss the legal issues surrounding the Port.

Pinnacle Entertainment wants to purchase 50 acres once set aside for Sugarcane Bay. The Port of Lake Charles said Pinnacle is in default of the land lease agreement, and the purchase is off the table. The Port wants to put a different casino next door to L'Auberge du Lac. 

"It's a decision that the court will have to make, and I am confident that the court is going to make a decision that's favorable to the port," said Michael Dees with the Port of Lake Charles.

7 News contacted Pinnacle Entertainment for their response. They said it is their policy not to comment on pending litigation.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Self-defense class

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Self-defense class

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-04-25 09:25:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    House on Tank Farm Road fired upon twice over weekend

    House on Tank Farm Road fired upon twice over weekend

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:36:29 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A house on Tank Farm Road was fired upon twice over the weekend, authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The first incident happened Friday night, followed by another incident Sunday night, said Cmdr. James McGee, CPSO spokesman. No one was injured. Deputies are following leads, but don’t yet have a suspect or motive. “We are following every lead we get,” McGee said. McGee asked anyone with information to

    More >>

    A house on Tank Farm Road was fired upon twice over the weekend, authorities with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The first incident happened Friday night, followed by another incident Sunday night, said Cmdr. James McGee, CPSO spokesman. No one was injured. Deputies are following leads, but don’t yet have a suspect or motive. “We are following every lead we get,” McGee said. McGee asked anyone with information to

    More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Recovery Road - heroin addiction

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:31:16 GMT
    Heroin EpidemicHeroin Epidemic

    Meet Bobby Boursew. A recovering heroin addict who learned the tricks of the trade from the two people closest to him. 

    More >>

    Meet Bobby Boursew. A recovering heroin addict who learned the tricks of the trade from the two people closest to him. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly