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Chickasaw bingo operators sue state, Riley and Tyson over raid
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 10:11:39 AM
The backers of a Chickasaw gambling hall, raided by law enforcement mere hours after its grand opening on Thursday, have filed suit against the state, the governor and the commander of the Task Force on Illegal Gambling, according to a developer of the gambling venue.
James "Pete" Bridges, whose company is affiliated with the gambling operation, said the suit seeks unspecified monetary damages, as well as a court hearing on whether the seized gambling machines are legal under standards set recently by the Alabama Supreme Court.
"It was filed at 3:50 today, in the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama," Bridges said in a Monday telephone interview. "We just basically made a claim against the state for unlawful taking of private property."
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