Mayor Says Drop The Lawsuits

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway says it's time for Imperial Palace and Treasure Bay Casinos to drop their lawsuits against Harrison County. Imperial Palace and Treasure Bay are challenging the taxes they pay to the county and the state to dock on state waters.

In a statement at the Biloxi city Council meeting tonight, Mayor Holloway said, " We don't need the threat of litigation hanging over our head. Frankly, I-P and Treasure Bay knew the rules when they opened. This lawsuit is bad for the casino industry, and it sends the wrong message to our community and to the state."

Tuesday, I-P and Treasure Bay offered to drop the suits, with the right to bring them up later, which Harrison County supervisors turned down.