The mother of a casino dealer who died of cancer sued the owner of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, alleging that the company was negligent in failing to protect him and other employees from secondhand smoke in the casino. The District Court, at 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114463, ruled that the case could not proceed as a class action because the plaintiff did not meet the requirements for issue predominance or for superiority set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b). See Kunzelman, M., “N.O. Casino Sued Over Secondhand Smoke,” Associated Press, March 10, 2011.
No. 2:11-cv-00543 (U.S.D.C. E. D. La. 2011).