American Intern. Gaming Association v. Riverboat Gaming Commission

838 So. 2d 5 (2002)

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American Intern. Gaming Association v. Riverboat Gaming Commission

Louisiana Court of Appeal
838 So. 2d 5 (2002)

Facts

The American International Gaming Association (AIGA) (plaintiff) and its sole shareholder, Alvin Copeland (plaintiff), applied for a gaming license with the Louisiana Riverboat Gaming Commission (the commission) (defendant) to operate a riverboat casino near New Orleans. The license application was denied, and the commission awarded the license to a competitor. AIGA and Copeland challenged the commission’s actions in state court, claiming that the commission denied their right to procedural due process. The trial court ruled in favor of the commission, and AIGA and Copeland appealed. On appeal, the commission argued that AIGA and Copeland had no constitutionally protected property interest at stake.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kuhn, J.)

Concurrence (Gonzales, J.)

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