A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday affirmed a bankruptcy judge’s ruling that nixed 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.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Leeson Jr. said that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Magdeline D. Coleman had appropriately concluded that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s action did not qualify as a fraudulent transfer.

The state is represented by Vincent J. Marriott, Tobey M. Daluz, and Adrian R. King of Ballard Spahr LLP.

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