Dismissal of Iowa casino lawsuit ends long legal battle

The dismissal of a lawsuit in Iowa involving the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino owner and its nonprofit partner has ended years of litigation.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Missouri River Historical Development, the Belle of Sioux City, which operated the Argosy, and its parent company, Penn National Gaming Inc., have filed a joint dismissal of a lawsuit and counter lawsuit in Des Moines.

Each side will pay for their own legal expenses.

Belle sued MRHD for breach of contract in 2012. Belle alleged that MRHD sought to replace the Argosy with another operator before their 20-year contract expired.

The lawsuits had been scheduled to go to trial next month. But a ruling in May found two issues with the Belle’s lawsuit and the MRHD’s counter lawsuit.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com