Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz has been recruited by Sands China Ltd. to argue that Nevada’s Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company’s former CEO five years ago, the Associated Press reported.
Dershowitz and Sands China lawyer Steve Morris argued the company is registered in the Cayman Islands and does business in China, particularly Macau, putting it outside the jurisdiction of a southern Nevada courtroom despite a district court’s ruling that the case can proceed against it in Nevada because of its connection to Las Vegas.
Dershowitz offered a hypothetical: What if a Sands China waiter spilled soup on a Macau customer in Macau? Could the customer sue in Las Vegas? No, it couldn’t, he said.
“This case could just as well be about spilled soup,” he said.
Sands China, Las Vegas Sands, LVS boss Sheldon Adelson and other executives have all been sued by former Sands China CEO Steven Jacobs in a lawsuit spanning five years. Jacobs has claimed he was wrongfully fired for exposing misdeeds within the company at its highest levels.