Las Vegas Shooting Hotel Sues Survivors to Avoid Liability

(From The Guardian)

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas in October 2017.

The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California, New York and other states that it has “no liability of any kind” to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.

The lawsuits target victims who have sued the company and voluntarily dismissed their claims or have threatened to sue after a gunman shattered the windows of his Mandalay Bay suite and fired on a crowd gathered below for a country music festival.

High-stakes gambler Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more before killing himself. Victims with active lawsuits against MGM don’t face the company’s legal claim.

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