San Diego attorney James Frantz is grateful MGM Resorts International moved quickly toward a settlement with victims, but he says the company still has work to do.
Major developments in the lawsuit filed against MGM Resorts International and other parties resulting from the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 and wounded more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Resorts International and lawyers representing thousands of people have reached a settlement of between $735 million and $800 million, both sides said Thursday.
A lawyer who sued MGM Resorts International over the 2017 Las Vegas massacre outside of Mandalay Bay has scheduled a news conference Thursday morning to announce “extremely important developments.”
In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, MGM Resorts International says it has $800 million available to shooting victims and hopes to settle claims by May 2020.
The Mandalay Bay digital sign went dark for about four minutes around 10 p.m. on October 1, 2018 and came back to display “#VegasStronger” for at least 30 minutes. Some Las Vegas shooting survivors expected more, however.
The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund will complete its payouts this month.
The company that bartenders say hired them for the Route 91 Harvest music festival went out of business, resulting in an investigation surrounding its hiring practices and many bartenders claiming they didn’t receive proper pay.
Contributions from the Southern Nevada gaming, tourism and entertainment industry accounted for almost 40 percent of the $31.4 million collected by the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, organizers of the fund said Friday.
Three Las Vegas shooting survivors on Sunday received the first disbursements from Route91Strong, a nonprofit that helps victims of the Oct. 1 shooting.