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Newton Wins Restraining Order Against Landlord

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has granted Wayne Newton a restraining order against his landlord amid stalled plans to turn his Las Vegas estate into a celebrity museum — a project that has sparked allegations of fraud, mismanagement and sexual harassment.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled Thursday that developer Steve Kennedy must stay 50 feet away from the Newton family and their home.

The ruling means construction to turn Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah estate into a tourist attraction cannot continue.

Kennedy, the manager of CSD LLC, filed a lawsuit two weeks ago claiming the Newton family was unwilling to move out of the mansion so it could be converted into a museum. The Newtons filed counterclaims alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Newton says he regrets entering into the deal.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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