>Apr. 13, 2010–A federal jury returned a $200,000 verdict last week after finding that Venetian security officers had falsely imprisoned a hotel guest from New York in 2004.
U.S. District Judge James Mahan presided over the trial, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed by New York resident David Lockhart.
Lockhart was a guest at The Venetian on Oct. 30, 2004, when he received a ride back to the resort. In the parking garage, security officers surrounded the vehicle and said it had been involved in a hit-and-run accident moments earlier.