JACKSON, Miss – Previously popular as Imperial Palace and later renamed as IP Casino Resort and Spa by Boyd Gaming, the Las Vegas based group that purchased it in the year 2011; has been charged with offering excessive drinks to Bryan Lee Glenn in August 2009 who expired. The relatives of Glenn complained that despite their requests to the employees of the casino not to serve free drinks to him who was already under the influence of hard drinks, they did so. The court case has since been initiated in the U.S. District Court in Gulfport in July against IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi. An amount of $75 million has been requested as damages with the plea that the thirty year old guy, i.e. Bryan Lee Glenn expired in his hotel-suit because of heavy dose of free drinks that were offered to him by the hotel staff that were quite aware of the fact that he was already drunk.
As per the prevalent rules of Mississippi, any establishment would be held responsible for offering drinks to the already-drunk person who gets injured or attacks some other person who dies.
In their defense, Boyd Gaming has claimed that according to the clear-cut rules of Mississippi; any casino cannot be held responsible and asked for any claims for the injury to any already-drunk person who was served drinks by the property.
Under its 1986 judgment pertaining to the Cuevas v. Royal DIberville Hotel case; Mississippi Supreme Court had given a verdict in favor of the establishment saying that it cannot be held responsible for the injury met by the already-drunk person who had gutted heavy dose of alcohol on his own. The said case has been quoted by Boyd Gaming to the judicial authorities with the request to drop the court case filed by the claimants.