MGM Resorts Suing Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, has filed lawsuits against the victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, asking federal judges to declare the company free from liability. NPR reports that the lawsuits, which name more than 800 defendants in California and more than 200 in Nevada, cite a 2002 federal law designed to encourage companies to deploy anti-terrorism security technologies without fear of being held responsible for damages if a terror attack happens. Mandalay Bay is where shooter Stephen Paddock stayed for several days before opening fire from his room onto a crowd attending a country music festival, killing 58 people.
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