CLAUDIA HARBOURT; MICHAEL LUKOSKI; URSULA POCKNETT, Plaintiffs - Appellants,
PPE CASINO RESORTS MARYLAND, LLC, Defendant-Appellee.
Argued: March 1, 2016
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Catherine C. Blake, Chief District Judge. (1:14-cv-03211-CCB)
Steven Marc Lubar, THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER T. NICHOLL, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellants.
Todd James Horn, VENABLE LLP, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee.
James Anthony Lanier, THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER T. NICHOLL, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellants.
Lillian L. Reynolds, Baltimore, Maryland, Robert G. Ames, VENABLE LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.
Before MOTZ, GREGORY, and THACKER, Circuit Judges.
DIANA GRIBBON MOTZ, Circuit Judge:
The district court dismissed this action, which alleges violations of federal and state employment laws, as failing to state a claim on which relief could be granted. Because the plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to state a claim, we must reverse and remand for further proceedings.
The account of the facts set forth here quotes and derives from the allegations in the seventeen-page complaint.
PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC ("the Casino") owns and operates Maryland Live!, a casino in Hanover, Maryland. Beginning in June 2012, in response to the legalization of gambling in Maryland, the Casino began offering slot machines. Pursuant to a November 2012 referendum, the State authorized casinos, beginning on ...