Center Stage Response to Lawsuits filed by AG Steve MarshallMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 05 2017 4:34 PM
COTTONWOOD: October 5, 2017 - We are disappointed that our Attorney General considers our establishment a nuisance. We believe that our thousands of Alabama guests, employees, vendors, charities, and their families are equally disappointed.
The only way guests win or lose money at Center Stage is by participating in a traditional paper bingo game that we feel includes all of the elements outlined by our local Judge Conaway and our Alabama Supreme Court in their respective opinions. Thus, we were taken by surprise by the lawsuit filed against us by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, as we have always tried to cooperate with law enforcement and it has always been our intent that our operation comply with applicable law.
HEDA is a non-profit entity and contributes regularly to charities and events in this area. We are very disappointed the Attorney General did not first reach out to us to discuss his concerns and explore ways to possibly alleviate his concerns rather than file this lawsuit seeking to deprive our employees of their livelihood. We are currently examining the lawsuit filed by our Attorney General and will continue our endeavor to comply with Alabama law.
Farmer, Price, Hornsby & Weatherford, LLP
100 Adris Place
Dothan, AL 36303