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MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm ADT

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The operator of the Mandalay Bay casino-resort from which a gunman carried out the largest mass shooting in U.S. history has filed federal lawsuits against hundreds of victims. MGM Resorts International argues in lawsuits filed Friday, July 13, 2018 in Nevada and California that it is has "no liability of any kind" to the defendants under a federal law enacted in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and California that it has “no liability of any kind” to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

A high-stakes gambler killed 58 people and injured hundreds more last year after he shattered the windows of his Mandalay Bay suite and fired on a concert crowd below.

Attorney Robert Eglet represents victims who have sued MGM and described the company’s move as “outrageous.”

MGM’s lawsuits target victims who have sued the company and voluntarily dismissed their claims or have threatened to sue.

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