Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The lawsuit names several defendants, including MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Bay, Live Nation Entertainment, also the manufacturer of bump stocks. In short, it claims the tragedy that occurred at the Route 91 concert October first, could have and should have been prevented.
"I can tell you that many of our clients are severely, emotionally distressed over what's happened to them," said Attorney Antonio Romanucci of the Romanucci-Blandin Law Firm in Chicago.
He and his partners represent 14-plaintiffs altogether, including concertgoers from Nevada, California, and Illinois, along with one concert employee and at least one deceased concert goer's family.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of all the defendants, specifically listing dozens of alleged violations by Mandalay Bay, everything from security's slow response, to failure to notice shooter Steven Paddock bringing guns up to his room.
Romanucci also tells us, Metro police and Mandalay Bay both have restricted access to evidence.
“Well we don't know if it's them not being forthcoming, or just not wanting to share the evidence, but either way at a certain point they have to start sharing that evidence. Stephen Paddock is no longer living, so there's no prejudice to him, in terms of double-jeopardy or any issue like that," said Romanucci.
Romanucci says his firm is asking anyone with knowledge of the tragedy to call his office immediately