Resorts World attorneys request for US District Court to dismiss pending lawsuit

November 16, 2023

The litigation involves local gambler Robert ‘RJ' Cipriani.

Resorts World Las Vegas’ attorneys have asked that a suit filed against the resort and its former President and COO Scott Sibella be dismissed, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal report.

Plaintiff Robert “RJ” Cipriani recently filed the six-count lawsuit, claiming that the destination and Sibella “ignored information that felons were illegally gambling at the Strip casino.”

In response to the litigation, Resorts World attorneys have asked a US District Court judge to dismiss the case, stating that Cipriani “has an inflated view of his place on the world stage.”

Las Vegas attorney J. Colby Williams told local news, “Going by the moniker ‘Robin Hood 702’ or ‘Robinhoodvegas,’ Cipriani lauds himself as an ‘avid gambler, activist and prolific philanthropist’ who has assumed the self-anointed role to rid the world’s gaming floors of other high-stakes gamblers Cipriani deems a threat to the industry.”

However, Marshall Cole, Cipriani’s California attorney, pushed back and said that requests to dismiss the case are an attempt to “distract the real issues.”

He said in a recent interview with the Review-Journal, “They’re doing their best to draw attention away from their wrongdoing by engaging in attacks on RJ’s character that have absolutely nothing to do with the merits of his claims, and only further establishes their refusal to take responsibility for their actions.”

Resorts World recently announced plans to open its own convention center in Las Vegas. The center will take up space on Resorts World’s undeveloped 10-acre lot. The new facility will be comprised of 370,000 square feet on the southeast corner of Resorts World’s property.

Once completed, the center will feature 109,000 square feet of expo hall space, as well as a top-level ballroom space and a pantry.


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