Hundreds of Las Vegas Shooting Victims File Suit Against LiveNation and MGM Resorts International
LiveNation and MGM Resorts International are facing numerous lawsuits in connection to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
According to The Associated Press, more than 450 victims are tied to four new negligence cases filed Monday (Nov. 20) in Los Angeles. A lawyer connected to the case explained that the suits were filed in Los Angeles with hopes that the jury assigned to the case would be less likely to be connected to MGM Resorts International, the largest employer in the state of Nevada.
Complaints from the lawsuits describe that the hotel property “breached their duty of reasonable care” and did not properly seek out help after the gunman shot down a security guard on duty prior to the massacre of concert attendees.
While MGM Resorts International respects the victims’ and their families’ ability to take legal action, the company plans to fight back in the court of law for trying their best to take care of the suffering situation in discussion.
“The incident that took place on Oct. 1 was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man,” MGM Resorts International stated in a statement. “These kinds of lawsuits are not unexpected and we intend to defend ourselves against them. That said, out of respect for the victims, we will give our response through the appropriate legal channels.”
Attorneys defending the victims pointed out in their filings against LiveNation that the Route 91 Harvest Festival didn’t create easy access to exits around the facility and the employees working during the show lacked in their knowledge of evacuation procedures.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the new cases don’t name any bumpstock or gun manufactures due to the majority of clients believing in the sanctity in hospitality and event coordination over the debate of gun ownership,
On October 1, 58 innocent people died and more than 500 people were wounded in the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. Marking the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the impact that the tragedy made on country music brought many artists together to support the ones who lost their lives and obtained injuries by raising money and support for them.
Those who want to donate to fund the victims’ recovery from Las Vegas can give to the Music City Cares Fund, which can be accessed online through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website.