Judge Sets May 2013 Date for Wayne Newton Lawsuit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A three-week jury trial is set next spring in a property battle between Wayne Newton and his landlord that could force the Las Vegas Strip entertainer out of his opulent Casa de Shenandoah mansion.

Court records show that Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez plans several other hearings in the civil lawsuit before trial is set to begin May 20.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/VASFEY ) the judge held a telephone conference Wednesday with attorneys from both sides.

Investors want the judge to let them dissolve a partnership set up to create a museum and tourist attraction to honor the "Danke Schoen" crooner's life and career.

They bought Newton's sprawling compound for $19.5 million in June 2010, planning to offer the gold-trimmed Newton mansion for public tours.

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