The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday.
MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant “must be dismissed.”
Fifty eight people were killed in last year’s shooting and nearly 900 were injured. The suspect, Stephen Paddock, killed himself before he could be arrested. No motive has been discovered yet.
According to the lawyer representing several victims, the hotel’s unusual action is a pre-emptive strike to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court, claiming MGM must believe it has better chances of victory in a federal case.
“I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” the lawyer continued. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”
Read more at NY POST.