MGM Resorts International announced today (Oct. 3) that they have reached a settlement agreement to resolve pending lawsuits involving the October 1, 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The total settlement amount is expected to be between $735 million and $800 million, depending on the number of claimants who choose to participate in the settlement. The entire process is expected to be completed by late 2020.
The news comes two years after the event that left 58 dead and hundreds injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
“Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process. This agreement with the Plaintiffs’ Counsel is a major step, and one that we hoped for a long time would be possible,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts. “We have always believed that prolonged litigation around these matters is in no one’s best interest. It is our sincere hope that this agreement means that scenario will be avoided.”
“Today’s agreement marks a milestone in the recovery process for the victims of the horrifying events of 1 October,” said Robert Eglet, a lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel. “While nothing will be able to bring back the lives lost or undo the horrors so many suffered on that day, this settlement will provide fair compensation for thousands of victims and their families. MGM Resorts is a valued member of the Las Vegas community and this settlement represents good corporate citizenship on their part. We believe that the terms of this settlement represent the best outcome for our clients and will provide the greatest good for those impacted by these events.”
For more information, visit mgmresorts.com.
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