Legal publication The National Law Journal has selected Heninger Garrison Davis’ $64 million verdict in the Lucky Palace case as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation in 2012. HGD attorneys Steve Heninger and Gayle Douglas served on the plaintiff’s legal team.
In May 2012, a federal jury in Montgomery, Alabama handed down a $64 million verdict against VictoryLand greyhound racing park and its owner Milton McGregor in a civil lawsuit that claimed he conspired with Macon County’s sheriff to give the dog track a monopoly on electronic bingo in that county.
The lawsuit was filed in 2006 in Montgomery federal court by a business consortium called Lucky Palace that wanted to set up a rival operation and the 15 charities that had contracted with it to operate bingo in the county. The county’s bingo regulations were issued and amended twice to ensure that no rival could get into the bingo business, according to the lawsuit.