Over 4,400 Las Vegas shooting victims, relatives could receive $800M

Over 4,400 Las Vegas shooting victims, relatives could receive $800M


More than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadly Las Vegas concert massacre in October 2017 could receive $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers as early as January, the casino giant and attorneys said this week.

Robert Eglet, the attorney handling the settlement of dozens of lawsuits, submitted documents asking a Nevada court judge to approve sweeping negotiations involving a lengthy list of plaintiffs from nearly every US state, at least eight Canadian provinces, the UK, Iran and Ireland.

The extensive list of victims — identified only by their initials — runs for more than 170 pages of a 225-page civil complaint seeking compensation and punitive damages from MGM Resorts.

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The complaint accuses the casino company of negligence, wrongful death and liability in the shooting — the deadliest in recent US history — that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 others on the Las Vegas strip.

The company, which acknowledged no liability,

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