Albert Lin and John Oberle quoted in Columbus Dispatch: "Last legal challenge to Ohio casinos rejected"
Ice Miller partners Albert Lin and John Oberle were quoted in the Columbus Dispatch's article, "Last legal challenge to Ohio casinos rejected." Click here to read the full article.
...“This well-reasoned decision puts to rest any argument that Ohio’s gaming laws and regulations are unconstitutional,” said Albert Lin, lawyer for one of the companies involved in the lawsuit, Penn National Gaming, as well as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Gaming Committee.
“Local governments and communities will now be able to depend on the tax base and employment these businesses provide.”
There was no immediate reaction from the Ohio Roundtable, which filed the lawsuit, or the lead defendant, Gov. John Kasich. After the March court ruling, the Roundtable's parent organization said, "A first-year law student understands that constitutional law cannot be rewritten by a governor and legislature."
John H. Oberle, chair of the bar association gaming panel, said “the court's dismissal … provides legal certainty to Ohio's four casinos, and substantiates the legal structure of the Ohio casino law approved by voters, the General Assembly, and the Ohio Casino Control Commission if this case is not appealed.”...