Court rules in favor of Sheraton
PANAMA. A court ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice decided that the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Marbella will continue operating ...
PANAMA. A court ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice decided that the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Marbella will continue operating its casino.
The court did not grant a habeas corpus writ submitted by the Association of Gaming Administrators (Asaja in Spanish) against the Gaming Control Board (Junta de Control De Juegos, JCJ).
Through the habeas corpus recourse, Asaja expected the Court to annul the 2005 resolution e by the JCJ that authorized the operation of a casino in the Sheraton hotel.
According to Asaja, the Sheraton does not have the minimum 300 rooms required.
The President of Asaja, Antonio Alfaro, said that “they (the Sheraton) only have 129 rooms and that disqualifies them, according to the law.”
The ruling by judge Oyden Ortega Duran, member of the First (Civil) Court, states that “there are no infractions of fundamental rights, and as this is a discussion of an eminent legal nature, a different legal recourse to a habeas corpus needs to be used.”