LOS ANGELES Nov 16 One of the law firms
representing Japanese pachinko tycoon Kazuo Okada in a bitter
legal dispute against Wynn Resorts Ltd has withdrawn
from the case, a lawyer from the firm said on Friday.
Paul Spagnoletti, an attorney with the New York offices
of Davis, Polk, Wardwell LLP said his firm has stopped
representing the Japanese businessman, who is trying to reverse
Wynn's decision to redeem Okada's shares in the company at a
Spagnoletti would not cite a reason for the sudden
withdrawal, but said his firm had filed court papers declaring
its withdrawal. Okada was not immediately available for comment.
Okada and his former partner, Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn,
are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute. The Asian businessman,
who made his fortune making and marketing "pachinko" game
machines, accuses the Vegas casino owner of unfairly ousting him
from the board of Wynn Resorts, among other things.