Tag Archives: joe francis
- Wynn v. Chanos slander suit dismissed with prejudice; Wynn gets Girls Gone Wild cash
March 4, 2015
Wynn Resorts casino magnate Steve Wynn’s defamation lawsuit against hedge fund manager Jim Chanos has been dismissed with prejudice. Wynn filed suit in September following comments Chanos made at a panel discussion at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism last April. Chanos, who manages the Kynikos Associates fund, told attendees...
- Wynn judgment against Joe Francis upheld; DOJ lose bid to delay Wynn v. Okada suit
May 3, 2014
Wynn Resorts boss Steve Wynn had had a couple busy days in court. On Thursday, a three-justice panel of the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the $7.5m judgment Steve was awarded in 2012 after winning his defamation suit against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. The pair began publicly hurling mud...
- The Legal Drama Surrounding Wynn Resorts
September 25, 2012
The long-running feud between Wynn Resorts (WYNN) head Steve Wynn and former Wynn board member Kazuo Okada came back into public view last week, as Okada released a four-page letter to Wynn shareholders reiterating his previous nomination of two board members and criticizing Wynn's management of his company. Okada has been battling Wynn for some time;...
- Joe Francis owes Steve Wynn another $20m; Sands grilled over Jacobs data
September 12, 2012
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury decided that Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis must pay Wynn Resorts chairman Steve Wynn $20m in punitive damages. The sum is on top of the $20m in compensatory damages the same jury awarded Wynn on Monday after finding Francis had slandered...
- Joe Francis loses defamation suit, must pay Steve Wynn $20m (and maybe more)
September 10, 2012
At this point, Joe Francis likely wishes Steve Wynn really had hit him over the head with a shovel and buried him in the desert. On Monday, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned its verdict in the defamation suit the Wynn Resorts chairman brought against the Girls Gone Wild...
- Quincy Jones says Joe Francis lying about Steve Wynn death threat email
September 6, 2012
Music producer Quincy Jones has denied claims by Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis that Wynn Resorts chairman Steve Wynn sent Jones an email threatening to hit Francis over the head with a shovel and bury him in the Nevada desert if Francis didn’t make good on a seven-figure casino...