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MGM Agrees to Pay Las Vegas Shooting Victims Up to $800 Million

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  • MGM Agrees to Pay Las Vegas Shooting Victims Up to $800 Million

    Totally backwards. It should be the NRA & the gun manufacturers paying the victims.

    MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits from victims of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

    The killer, Stephen Paddock, holed up inside his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which MGM owns, and then fired into the crowd at a country music festival below. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

    One of the lawyers for the victims, Robert Eglet, said on Thursday the settlement would be in the range of $735 million to $800 million and would resolve “substantially all” of the lawsuits and claims against MGM related to the massacre.

    “While nothing will be able to bring back the lives lost or undo the horrors so many suffered on that day, this settlement will provide fair compensation for thousands of victims and their families,” Mr. Eglet said in a statement, adding that the deal “represents good corporate citizenship on” the part of MGM.
    "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

  • #2
    Sue the shooter not the maker of the gun...or something.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by skooly View Post
      Totally backwards. It should be the NRA & the gun manufacturers paying the victims.
      LMAO, let me know when pool builders pay for all people who drown in pools, auto manufacturers pay for all people who die in car accidents, fast food restaurants pay for everyone who dies from complications of eating the shit they sell. You're hysterical in every sense of what that word means as well as every aspect of the etymology of that word.

      Yeah yeah, let me save you the trouble "the children, the children!"

      Steve (watches America implode under peak stupid)
      "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken


      • #4
        Unlike all the others, gun manufacturers are insulated from legal liability, remember?

        Blood is on their hands.
        "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.


        • #5
          Except they aren't, not the way you mean. When Ford makes a defective car and people die as a result, they can be sued for damages and possibly criminal negligence.

          When a psychotic person buys a Ford van and drives through a crowd, there's no reason that Ford should be liable. It's the same with gun manufactures; if they make a defective product and people get hurt, they are liable. When their product is misused, why should they be liable then?

          that law you keep referencing was a response to a coordinated campaign by anti-gun organizations and a couple of billionaires who publicly declared that they were going to sue all the manufacturers into bankruptcy. They knew the lawsuits were frivolous, but every case that gets filed must be defended, and then the appeal of the dismissal must be challenged, and after a few hundred times, any company would go out of business.

          So, the big players appealed to Congress, and Congress made it illegal to sue these manufacturers for the actions of others.

          As a lawyer, you should know this.

          The sad part is, everybody bitches about how much money the "gun lobby" has, but nobody talks about the fact that in the last ten years or so, three billionaires have donated more money to the anti-gun cause than the industry makes in gross revenue annually. And yet, somehow the NRA, which gets its money from millions of small donations, is a "giant organization" that "scares Congress into submission."
          "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain


          • #6
            A few notes:

            1. MGM sued the victims, not the other way around. It was their way of limiting exposure to multiple lawsuits.

            2. MGM claimed no liability whatsoever, citing an anti-terrorism act.

            3. This settlement is actually quite low, working out to less than 80,000 per plaintiff, and probably a lot less than the victims could get if they proved liability.

            Pete (offers from about a year ago)



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