Adelson wants lawsuit judge to bar cameras


Las Vegas Sands Corp has asked to bar cameras from a civil trial where the company’s chairman Sheldon Adelson is being called as a witness. According to our sister publication Business Daily, the Nevada judge was due to speak in chambers to Las Vegas Sands Corp’s global head of security on Monday, United States’ time. Brian Nagel, the company’s security boss, is expected to argue that video and still images of Mr Adelson’s testimony in the new hearing would threaten his security. The case involves a retrial and is due to start tomorrow, in Las Vegas. Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen and his firm Round Square Company Ltd are seeking compensation for allegedly having arranged a series of meetings in Beijing in July 2001, between Las Vegas Sands executives and high-level Chinese officials. According to Suen, he was promised compensation in the event that Las Vegas Sands won a gaming license in Macau. He claims the Beijing meetings were essential to achieving that goal. Las Vegas Sands is the parent company of Macau-based gaming operator Sands China Ltd.