The corporation that owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino is suing victims of last year's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts International filed suit in federal courts in Nevada and California against more than a thousand shooting victims. The suits argue the corporation has no liability and that claims against the hotel giant must be dismissed. An attorney for a number of shooting victims calls the lawsuits a blatant case of judge-shopping that verges on unethical. The attorney told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the unusual action is a preemptive strike to get cases heard in federal court rather than state court.
Last October 58 people were killed when a heavily-armed man in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay fired into the crowd at a country music festival on the Strip. He checked into the hotel a week before firing more than a thousand rounds into the crowd. In addition to the 58 people he killed, hundreds were injured.