CHESTER Attorneys for a harness racing driver claim a poorly maintained track at Harrah's Philadelphia casino caused a crash that left him severely brain damaged last fall.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Philadelphia by lawyers for Anthony Coletta follows the state's suspension last week of Harrah's forthcoming racing schedule because the casino failed to comply with requests to address track surface issues.
Harrah's casino license is contingent on the Chester site's offering horse racing. The Gaming Control Board said Harrah's license is not in jeopardy at this point. The season doesn't start until March, and the state and Harrah's are continuing to meet to address issues regarding the track's quality, Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach said.