A federal judge says the new owner of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino can’t connect to equipment owned by a utility company at the center of a literal power struggle at the now-dark Boardwalk complex.
U.S. District Court Judge Jerome Simandle issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting Glenn Straub from attempting to hook up generators or other temporary power sources to equipment owned by ACR Energy Partners inside the casino.
A lawyer for ACR says there are life-and-death safety issues at stake.
Straub’s Polo North Country Club bought the casino on April 7. ACR terminated service to the complex two days later in the absence of a contract for future service.
Straub hired portable generators, but was blocked by state environmental authorities from using them.