MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas from which Stephen Maddock massacred 58 people and injured hundreds of others when he opened fire from a window on a country music concert last October, has filed a lawsuit against hundreds of the shooting victims to protect itself from liability. MGM said the filing was meant to provide a, quote, "timely resolution" for the victims who sued or will sue over the attack. Robert Eglet, whose firm represents hundreds of people in the case, called MGM's claim "outrageous" and accused the company of trying to intimidate the victims. The lawsuit contends that the case must be dealt with in federal court under the terms of the post-9/11 Safety Act. It says the security firm it contracted for the concert was approved by the Department of Homeland Security, and therefore released from liability under the Act. But Eglet claims that only applies to the security firm, not the hotel.
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