photo credit: Michael Neil Thomas // Shutterstock
The MGM International Resorts is fighting back against victims of the October 2017 mass shooting, who are blaming the hotel for the shooting.
The 60-page complaint filed by the attorneys representing MGM Resorts International, states that under a post-9/11 law, that they are not liable for the deaths and injuries at the festival the night. The company is facing lawsuits from about 250 victims.
According to the Las Vegas Now, attorneys ask the court for a declaration that says, among other things, that “the Safety Act precludes any finding of liability against plaintiffs for any claim for injuries arising out of or related to Paddock’s mass attack” and that the “plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants.”
MGM asserts that because event security company CSC is certified by the Department of Homeland Security, that the mass shooting falls under the “Safety Act.”
Craig Eiland, attorney representing multiple victims, says “the MGM is trying to beat these people to the courthouse and declare that they have no rights,” as the courts decide which one should handle the mass shooting relations.
Written by Clarke Jones