Pulse Lawsuit Against Employer, Wife Moved to State Court as Orlando Plans Anniversary Events.
A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida on Monday.
Attorneys for 61 Pulse victims and family members of those killed filed the lawsuit in state court in Palm Beach County, just days after a federal judge said in an order that he doubted federal court was the proper jurisdiction for the case.
The lawsuit claims Omar Mateen's employer, international security firm G4S, and the wife of Mateen, could have stopped the gunman before the attack last June but didn't. Forty-nine people died in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history, and dozens more were injured at the gay nightclub.