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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Sues Owner of Mandalay Bay

"A victim in the Las Vegas shooting is suing the owner of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the gunman used a 32nd-floor suite as his perch, claiming the company didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 attack that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more," according to the Wall Street Journal (Oct. 11, Randazzo, Carlton, Kirkham). Filed on behalf of a California college student, the lawsuit is believed to be the first to target Mandalay Bay owner MGM Resorts International. It blames MGM for alleged lapses, including not responding quickly enough to the shooting of a hotel security guard outside the gunman's room six minutes before turning his weapons on the crowd below. That's according to a revised timeline outlined this week by law enforcement that MGM has cast doubt on. The Journal adds, "The lawsuit also names concert promoter Live Nation . . . and Slide Fire Solutions, the maker of a 'bump stock' device that helps semiautomatic weapons fire faster."

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