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A Roulette Wheel at Maryland Live.(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Lawsuit: Man hit by runaway roulette ball at Md. casino

HANOVER  — A man is suing Baltimore-based Cordish Companies for injuries he says he received after being struck by a roulette ball at Hanover’s Maryland Live casino.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Leander Stocks filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington last November. According to online court records, on Friday, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta denied a motion by Cordish Companies to dismiss the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Stocks was struck just above his left eye by a roulette ball in December 2013.

Stocks says an employee squeezed eye drops into Stocks’ eye without his consent, causing him to become disoriented and hit his head against a wood door, knocking him unconscious.

Stocks is suing the casino on two counts of negligence and battery, seeking $150,000 on each count.