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LAS VEGAS — In a city known for its high-profile prizefights, the legal battle between former Strip power couple Elaine and Steve Wynn ranks as one for the record books.

For four decades the Wynns set a standard for style in Las Vegas, a place rarely known for it. Steve was the dashing Vegas visionary with the dazzling smile who turned big dreams into bigger scores with The Mirage, Bellagio, and finally Wynn Las Vegas. Elaine brought a sense of grace to their game—and grew into her own as a co-founder of the company and member of its board of directors.

That’s all over now since Wynn and his wife divorced in 2010. They split the sheets and Wynn Resorts stock worth billions, but a shareholder agreement that year gave Steve proxy control over Elaine’s nearly 10 percent—a piece worth approximately $1 billion. An original member of the board of directors, she remained active and increasingly vocal. And she didn’t flinch when her ex-husband in April 2011 married British beauty Andrea Hissom in a celebrity-splashed service at Wynn Las Vegas that featured Clint Eastwood in the role of best man.

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