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MGM sues Las Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it is not liable

The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has ‘no liability of any kind’ to survivors or families of slain victims

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2018, 5:18am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 July, 2018, 6:11am

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.

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

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A high-stakes gambler killed 58 people and injured hundreds more last year after he shattered the windows of his Mandalay Bay suite and fired on a concert crowd below.

Lawyer Robert Eglet represents victims who have sued MGM and described the company’s move as “outrageous”.