Lawsuits Filed on behalf of 14 Victims of the Las Vegas Route 91 Festival Shooting
Attorneys from Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Titolo Law Office announced today they have filed lawsuits on behalf of 14 victims of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. The lawsuits, being brought separately by the 14 plaintiffs, name as defendants: MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Bay, Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation Group, the Estate of Steven Paddock, Slide Fire Solutions, Doe Manufacturers and Roe Retailers – manufacturers and retailers of the used bump stock device.
Attorneys from Romanucci & Blandin are also currently representing plaintiffs in the mass shootings that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The complaints state that on Oct. 1, 2017, the plaintiffs were either customers of MGM and Live Nation or working the event co-hosted and co-sponsored by MGM and Live Nation and were victims of untold damages as a result of the actions of MGM’s VIP guest, Steven Paddock. The lawsuits further state that Paddock was enabled by MGM employees and permitted to use special, MGM-conveyed privileges of use of a service elevator—not accessible to the public— to smuggle his cache of weapons and ammunition to the 32nd floor, where he then set up a shooting gallery in his suite over a period of three or more days to prey on innocent concert-goers.
Paddock fortified his position, the complaint states, by installing his own surveillance system within the hotel room and public areas of the hotel before unleashing an onslaught of gunfire on the concert below, resulting in the death of 58 people and injuries—both physical and mental—to thousands, including the 14 plaintiffs represented in today’s filings.
“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 Antonio M. Romanucci, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and lead counsel on the Pulse nightclub case. “As we pursue these matters in court, our top priority will be to support the victims and their families as we seek to institute real reforms to prevent atrocities like this in the future.”
This horrific assault did not occur, could not have occurred, and would not have occurred with a conventional handgun, rifle, or shotgun of the sort used by law-abiding, responsible gun owners for hunting, self-defense, or other lawful means. The damage caused to the plaintiffs named in these lawsuits resulted from the military-style arsenal that the shooter amassed, augmented to automatic function by devices that Slide Fire and other companies manufactured, marketed, and sold to the general public without any reasonable measures or safeguards and which the killer foreseeably used to such horrifying ends.
“The arguments in our clients’ cases are clear: this mass shooting could have been stopped,” said attorney and local counsel Tim Titolo of Titolo Law Office. “It is now our goal with these lawsuits to instigate real policy and operational changes so that not one more victim has to confront a scene similar to the terrifying evening of October 1 in Las Vegas. There is nothing more important than seeking and securing those reforms.”
Romanucci & Blandin attorneys Stephan D. Blandin and Bryce Hensley will also be handling the case.
About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Romanucci & Blandin has been rated as a leading civil trial practice law firm in Chicago concentering in police misconduct, personal injury, medical malpractice, and bullying and hazing. The attorneys at the Chicago law firm represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. The cases that are referred to Romanucci & Blandin involve accidents or injuries which occurred due to negligence and carelessness on the part of individuals, governmental bodies and corporations of all sizes. Since its inception more than 16 years ago, Romanucci & Blandin has secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.
About Titolo Law Office, CHTD
Titolo Law Office has served Nevada for 30 years. Principal, Timothy R. Titolo, litigates many serious injury inadequate security cases. Additionally, Mr. Titolo has studied the medical and legal aspects of litigating catastrophic injury and traumatic brain injury cases. He has recently been recognized as a Diplomate by the National College of Advocacy. Mr. Titolo has obtained many multi-million-dollar results for his clients. Located in Las Vegas, Mr. Titolo handles cases around the country and Nevada. To learn more, you can visit www.titololawoffice.com or call (702) 869-5100.