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    Las Vegas shooting: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1000 victims

    How dare they have the audacity to blame a hotel for allowing a bloke to bring a fucking arsenal to his room?

    It is obviously entirely their own faults for standing in the line of fire and allowing bullets to tear through their flesh.

    The nerve of some people, I tell you.

    The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against more than 1000 victims of a mass shooting that killed 58 people in 2017.

    The MGM Resorts International's lawsuit does not seek money and appears to be a judicial bid to avoid liability and dismiss claims against it.


    A lawyer for several victims called the lawsuit "outrageous" and "verging on unethical", according to US reports.
    Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on festival-goers before killing himself.

    Paddock had set up a firing point with 23 weapons in the Mandalay Bay overlooking the Route 91 Harvest festival, also owned by MGM, on 1 October last year.

    MGM Resorts International filed complaints in Nevada and California, arguing it could not be held liable for any deaths, injuries or damages caused during the attack.

    "Plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants," the complaints argue.

    MGM's lawsuit stated the security company it hired was certified by the Department of Homeland Security and was therefore protected from liability under a 2002 federal act.

    MGM argues that this protection extends to the hotel giant, as it hired the security firm.

    A spokesperson for MGM said in a statement it was not suing victims for any money and was sympathetic.

    "Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of the victims, the community and those still healing," Debra DeShong said on Monday.

    Lawyers for victims said MGM was apparently trying to get the case heard in federal courts instead of state courts as this might give it a better chance of victory.

    Robert Eglet, a lawyer for several victims, said the lawsuit "quite frankly verges on unethical".

    "I've never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like," he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "It's just really sad that they would stoop to this level."

    Lawsuits have been filed by victims' groups against both MGM and concert promoter Live Nation.

    The mass shooting remains unresolved in the US, as police are still unsure as to why the gunman opened fire on 22,000 festival-goers for 10 minutes.

    Without a motive related to extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature, officials will not call the mass shooting an act of terrorism.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world...s-1000-victims

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    The only thing that will stop a bad hotel with gu... Oh wait no.

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    Lawsuits have been filed by victims' groups against both MGM and concert promoter Live Nation.
    ...and here lies the problem. Can't people simply accept that sh1t happens if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Can't people simply accept that sh1t happens if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Apparently not in a litigious society.
    And thus MGM Hotels is quite right in defending itself. Indeed, Harry, how dare those people have the audacity to sue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Without a motive related to extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature, officials will not call the mass shooting an act of terrorism.
    That's quite cheer-hearty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    ...and here lies the problem. Can't people simply accept that sh1t happens if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    I can see why the hotel have some culpability.

    But I must admit, I can't see for the life of me why the concert promoters would be at fault. That's the ambulance chasers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But I must admit, I can't see for the life of me why the concert promoters would be at fault.
    Neither can I...but in saying that "wrong place wrong time" is something the concert promoters could be, in someone's mind, responsible for, you're conceding the "can we litigate?" BS. Wrong place, wrong time, is just that and not something to even consider as someone's fault, as VN meant it.

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    If in doubt, sue everyone that might be culpable to the nth degree, or who might be intimidated into settling just to put it behind them.

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