In a bid to avoid liability claims, MGM Resorts has filed pre-emptive federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of the Route 91 Harvest attack
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A class-action suit against Route 91 Harvest promoter Live Nation seeks refunds for all those in attendance at the tragic country music event
By IQ on 01 Mar 2018
Two Route 91 Harvest 2017 ticket-buyers have filed a class-action lawsuit to secure ticket refunds for all 22,000 people who attended the three-day Las Vegas festival, which was rocked by a mass shooting that left 59 people dead.
Several festivalgoers have already received refunds after asking for them, according to Texas lawyer Craig Eigland, who says the suit – filed in southern California by a team that also includes the couple’s solicitor, Mark Robinson – aims to recoup the ticket money of everyone who attended from promoter Live Nation.
“As we were interviewing several hundred of our clients, we realised some had received refunds and some had not,” he tells Fox News. “It didn’t matter if they were family members of deceased, gunshot victims or traumatised because of the shooting and their escape.
“We decided to make one demand on behalf of everyone”
“The only factor was that those that heard about a refund through Facebook or friends, and demanded a refund, got it. So we decided to make one demand on behalf of everyone.”
The shooting, the deadliest in US history, was followed by a plethora of lawsuits, including two against Slide Fire Solutions – the manufacturer of the ‘bump stock’ device that allowed shooter Stephen Paddock to achieve simulated automatic fire from semi-auto weapons – and several targeting Live Nation and MGM Resorts for alleged negligence.
Live Nation does not comment on pending litigation.
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