Dozens of bodies buried next to MGM casino outside Washington will be moved Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post · September 27, 2017 at 6:00 am A centuries-old cemetery yards from the MGM National Harbor casino that was the subject of a court battle is being moved. The Addison family cemetery, on a hill across from the MGM’s ride-sharing pickup, is the final resting place for a colonial family that settled on the banks of the Potomac in the 1600s. Amid legal wrangling, at least 36 bodies buried hundreds of years ago are being exhumed and moved to a nearby church connected with the Addisons. “They’re digging up graves,” said Christian Carter, one of two of the family’s African American descendants who sued the casino’s developer this year, claiming ownership of the property. “It looks like an archaeological dig.” Carter’s lawsuit was dismissed after a Prince George’s County District Court judge determined that Peterson Cos., which owns the land, is not on the property illegally — but said a circuit court judge must rule on whether the company’s deed properly includes the burial ground.