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MGM Resorts files federal lawsuits against mass shooting victims

Posted: 9:18 AM, Jul 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 19:37:45Z

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of the mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2017.

The company is arguing that it can't be held liable for the deaths, injuries, and other damages because the security company that it hired for the Route 91 Harvest Festival is protected by a federal anti-terrorism act.

MGM says that since it hired the company, they are also protected.

MGM owns Mandalay Bay and the venue when the Route 91 Harvest Festival took place. 

The anti-terrorism act was passed after 9-11. It extends liability protection to any company that uses "anti-terrorism" technology or services that can "help prevent and respond to mass violence."

The lawsuits do not ask for money. MGM Resorts simply does not want to be held liable.