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The suits, filed in federal courts in California and Nevada, argue that MGM, the owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel and the Route 91 Harvest festival, cannot be held liable for deaths and injures fro the mass shooting under a 2002 law passed by Congress, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The law gives immunity to companies that use “anti-terrorism” technology or services that can “help prevent and respond to mass violence,” the Journal reports.
As a result, claims against the MGM parties “must be dismissed,” it said.
The lawsuits come months after a 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival. The shooter allegedly carried out the attack while overlooking the venue from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The Journal quoted a lawyer for some victims, Robert Eglet, who accused MGM of court shopping.
“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 Journal. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”…