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LawyerGuys - MGM In Las Vegas Sues Mass Shooting Victims? (1 Viewer)

Joe Bryant

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LawyerGuys - can you help unpack this? https://www.thedailybeast.com/mgm-resorts-sues-victims-of-las-vegas-mass-shooting

Is this one of those things that's not as terrible as it seems? Because it seems pretty terrible.

The Headline is MGM Resorts Sues Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas in an apparent bid to pre-empt any compensation claims. MGM, which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino and the venue of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, has argued that any lawsuits holding the company liable for deaths or injuries during the Oct. 1 massacre “must be dismissed” because the company took reasonable precautions to prevent such mass violence. In a statement released Monday, MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong appeared to portray the lawsuits as an act of compassion for the victims. “Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing,” she said, theLas Vegas Review-Journal reported. Fifty-eight people were killed and an additional 850 were injured last year when Stephen Paddock opened fire from inside Mandalay Bay onto a crowd of festival-goers below, in what became the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Robert Eglet, a lawyer representing several of the victims, has called MGM’s lawsuits “outrageous.” “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level,” he told the Review-Journal.

 

belljr

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They are trying to get in front of any civil lawsuits

"They do not seek money from the victims but do ask that a judge decide if the 2002 act is applicable, and if so, determine that future civil lawsuits against the company are not viable."

 

cheese

Footballguy
When my brother lived in an apartment complex that burned down and lost everything he owned, the apartment management company sued him and other residents. It seems to be a preemptive strike against being sued themselves because they wanted to settle by essentially calling it even. It seems like a similar strategy here. 

 

TheFanatic

Footballguy
When my brother lived in an apartment complex that burned down and lost everything he owned, the apartment management company sued him and other residents. It seems to be a preemptive strike against being sued themselves because they wanted to settle by essentially calling it even. It seems like a similar strategy here. 
None of this is right. 

 

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