MGM Resorts Sues Vegas Shooting Victims, Denies Liability.
MGM Resorts International sued more than 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting in an attempt to dodge liability in the music festival massacre last October that killed 58 and injured hundreds of others.
Stephen Paddock fired down at a large crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which is owned by MGM.
MGM argues in federal lawsuits filed on Monday in Nevada and California that it cannot be held liable for any deaths, injuries or damage during the shooting incident and that any claims against the company "must be dismissed," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
"The evidence we've seen thus far clearly indicates that the defendants were culpable in contributing to the 58 victims who lost their lives and the thousands more still suffering from severe injuries that will take years to overcome, if ever," said a release from attorney Antonio Romanucci in relation to the Nevada lawsuits.