Appeals court declines to reinstate family's wrongful death lawsuit against Mississippi casino


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JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by the family of Bryan Lee Glenn who alleged a Biloxi, Mississippi, casino kept serving drinks to the man while he was drunk.

Glenn collapsed in his hotel room at the IP Casino resort the night of Aug. 6, 2009, and died the next day of alcohol poisoning combined with prescription medications, court records show.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi, by Glenn's family in 2012. The lawsuit sought $75 million in damages.

The lawsuit was dismissed by a Mississippi federal judge in 2013, who found the casino wasn't liable for Glenn's death.

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the Mississippi judge's ruling.

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