MGM’s Mandalay Bay is in crisis as hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims accuse the hotel of missing red flags
BUSINESS INSIDER – KATE TAYLOR
Hundreds of victims of the Las Vegas shooting have filed lawsuits against the Mandalay BayResort and Casino and its parent company MGM Resorts International.
Several lawsuits — the largest of which was filed on behalf of 450 people — attempt to hold MGM legally liable for the shooting, which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. Victims are additionally suing the shooter Stephen Paddock’s estate and the concert organizer Live Nation Entertainment Inc. as well as, in some cases, the manufacturer of the bump stocks that allowed Paddock to fire as if he were using automatic weapons.
The crux of the lawsuits’ arguments is that MGM and the Mandalay Bay failed to take preventive measures that may have foiled the attack. Plaintiffs argue that staff members should have been better trained to spot red flags with Paddock.
Over three days from checking in to the hotel and carrying out the shooting, Paddock took at least 10 suitcases filled with firearms into his room. Police officials said Paddock also constructed an elaborate surveillance system in the hotel, placing two cameras in the hallway outside his suite — one on a service cart — as well as a camera in his door’s peephole.