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MGM Resorts Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims

By Splinter

Here’s an astonishing but true sentence: MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of last October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas in an apparent attempt toRead full story

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  • This wouldn't help them much. If the victims are suing under state law, state claims will still be heard regardless of the forum, and the Federal law they are seeking to hide under will not cause the forfeiture of state claims. Also depends on jurisdiction. Not to mention the ethics of suing people who

    This wouldn't help them much. If the victims are suing under state law, state claims will still be heard regardless of the forum, and the Federal law they are seeking to hide under will not cause the forfeiture of state claims. Also depends on jurisdiction. Not to mention the ethics of suing people who almost brutally lost their lives in an incident they did not cause.

  • MGM’s actions are unconscionable. Why on earth would a company want to victimize people like that all over again? For the bottom line? Hopefully the bad press will hit them in the pocket & they’ll think twice about their actions.

  • "The lawsuits are an act of compassion for the victims"

    Wow.

  • I would love to hear from some NewsPicks users with legal experience about this. Is there a good explanation or is it as outrageous as it seems?

  • Talk about adding insult to injury...MGM’s actions seem so unconscionable. But @ Brandon Stadiem makes some good points.

  • 23 Assault Rifles and Guns with Ammunition’s and the hotel claims it is not responsible !!! We would understand if it was a hidden pocket knife, but not this.

  • The optics are bad but it’s understandable MGM would want to fight to protect themselves from accountability. They aren’t seeking money hurt removal of liability. Our systems to often looks to litigation when sometimes it isn’t needed so smart move on their part but bad optically. I really believe they

    The optics are bad but it’s understandable MGM would want to fight to protect themselves from accountability. They aren’t seeking money hurt removal of liability. Our systems to often looks to litigation when sometimes it isn’t needed so smart move on their part but bad optically. I really believe they did all the checks any casino/hotel would do and couldn’t have expected this or be liable for such an act.

  • And then Bush Jr’s “RAVE Act” rears its ugly head all over again. See, and I was all pro MGM before.

  • I’m sure this is a sound legal strategy disguised as a PR nightmare. I was “meh” on the company after dealing with some jerk execs. Now I’m happy to take my business elsewhere.

  • MGM actually makes a solid point. It’s not their fault that some psycho killed people. Are they supposed to search everyone bringing lots of bags to their rooms? The man responsible killed himself, why does MGM owe that man’s victims money? How would that make things right?

  • Borderline ridiculous, 100% heartless

    "To sue victims of this shooting may seem, oh, unconscionable, but don’t worry: MGM has an airtight excuse. The lawsuits are 'an act of compassion for the victims,' MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong said... MGM’s decision to file the complaints in federal court, instead

    Borderline ridiculous, 100% heartless

    "To sue victims of this shooting may seem, oh, unconscionable, but don’t worry: MGM has an airtight excuse. The lawsuits are 'an act of compassion for the victims,' MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong said... MGM’s decision to file the complaints in federal court, instead of state court, is a 'blatant display of judge shopping. I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like.’”

  • A bit on the incredible side of events.

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