A Pennsylvania bankruptcy judge has thrown out a bid by the bankrupt developer of a failed Foxwoods casino project in Philadelphia to recoup a $50 million casino licensing fee paid to the state, saying the matter does not belong in bankruptcy court.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Magdeline D. Coleman dismissed the adversary proceeding against the state brought by Philadelphia Entertainment & Development Partners LP, which had its casino license revoked by the state in 2010, and suggested that PEDP needed to show that the state's Gaming Act — the 2004 law that permitted casino gambling in the state — allowed it to recoup the fee.

The state is represented by Vincent J. Marriott, Tobey M. Daluz, Adrian R. King, and Jon T. Pearson