Comedian’s Vegas Suit Goes on With Jury Selection

By | March 25, 2014

Comedian George Wallace is in a Las Vegas courtroom seeking damages from a Strip resort for a leg injury he received when he fell over electrical wiring during a private performance in 2007.

Jury selection continued Thursday in Clark County District Court, with the trial possibly starting Friday.

The lawsuit filed in 2009 claims Wallace suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while performing a private show at the Bellagio resort for an HSBC Card Services Inc. corporate audience.

Wallace’s attorney, Dominic Gentile, says he will seek $9 million from the Bellagio for the injury and lost income. Bellagio lawyers say Wallace was careless.

HSBC attorney Loren Young says his client reached a confidential settlement with Wallace this week.

Wallace is a headline entertainer at the Flamingo hotel-casino.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm
    Wild Bill says:
    Why not $9 mil, what's he got to lose?? It's just a gambling bet with a jury and with no money on the table. Happens every day in our courts in bad faith cases. Much better ... read more
  • March 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    This is great says:
    Who says IJ can't put humor in the headlines??!!!!
  • March 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    jdoe says:
    $9 Million???? Next time the Bellagio should book Wallace's lawyer for the performance... he's actually funnier than the comedian!
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