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Casino Magnate Adelson Facing 49 Hours Of Pretrial Questions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge says billionaire casino magnate and Las Vegas newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson can be questioned for up to 49 hours beginning next week by lawyers for a former Macau casino executive who claims he was wrongly fired in 2010.

There was no talk in a Las Vegas courtroom Thursday about a ruling by Chief Clark County District Court Judge David Barker leaving Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on the case filed by former Sands China chief executive Steven Jacobs.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. says it'll appeal Barker's ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court, which has already decided 11 pretrial issues in the case.

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Jacobs has been undergoing days of questioning by attorneys for Adelson, Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. ahead of trial, which is scheduled to begin June 27.