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Promoter Sues Caesars Over Easton Residency Deal

LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A Las Vegas promoter has launched a lawsuit against Caesars Entertainment, alleging the casino giant cost him more than $1 million dollars when they backed out of a deal for a Sheena Easton residency.

According to Vegas Inc, Attorneys for promoter Joseph Battig are alleging that Caesars entered an "enforceable contract" with Battig in a deal that would have seen Easton perform six shows a week for a year, starting in November, 2010.

According to the suit, Caesars was to pay Battig between $57 per $60 ticket to the 175 capacity venue, with Caesars retaining $3 dollars per ticket. Battig maintains that based on the agreement, he struck a deal with Easton through her agent, ICM's Steve Levine and provided the artist with a guarantee payment of $60,000, of which she returned $25,000.

Battig is seeking unspecified damages through the suit. Caesars did not respond to requests for comment on the case. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers