Hundreds of Las Vegas massacre victims sue hotel, concert organizer
By Brian Seay
Police say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired out of two windows from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. (Photo: David Becker/Getty Images)
Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas are filing lawsuits against the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and its parent company, the organizers of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, and the estate of the man who pulled the trigger, Stephen Paddock.
In all, five lawsuits were filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Reuters. The largest suit included as many as 450 victims.
Fifty-eight people were killed, and hundreds more injured when Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of his hotel room for more than 10 minutes before turning a gun on himself.
Houston-based attorney Muhammad Aziz is heading up the lawsuits and says they were filed in California because that’s where most of the plaintiffs are from. The victims say MGM Resorts International, as well as its subsidiary Mandalay Corp, failed to monitor Paddock’s activities. They allege the company did not adequately train staff members or deploy adequate security measures.
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