Last October, a mass shooting took place at a concert in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, the shooter, killed 58 people and injured more than 850. MGM Resorts International owns the property where the shooting happened: Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue. Several lawsuits were filed against the company after the shooting stating that MGM Resorts could have and should have done more to protect its victims from the assault.
Now, MGM Resorts International has responded by filing a lawsuit claiming that the company isn’t liable for the injuries and deaths that occurred. “No MGM Party attempted to commit, knowingly participated in, aided, abetted, committed, or participated in any conspiracy to commit any act of terrorism,” the lawsuit states. MGM maintains that they followed all the necessary safety precautions for the event. It was approved by the Department of Homeland Security.