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#1 Euler

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

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The settlement would resolve claims that MGM was negligent in allowing the killer to stockpile weapons and ammunition at its Mandalay Bay hotel.

The company that owns the Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire from his room onto a country music festival two years ago, killing 58 and wounding hundreds of others, agreed on Thursday to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits filed by victims.

MGM Resorts International, which owns the hotel, Mandalay Bay, announced the settlement, ending what had become a closely watched case about liability in mass shootings.
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Depending on the settlement's final cost, all or nearly all of the money paid to the victims will come from MGM's insurers. The company's coverage limit for this case was $751 million, so the most MGM will have to pay would be $49 million.
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#2 Bubbacs

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:17 PM

But I’ve been following that other thread, is this true?

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

The MGM did nothing wrong but socialist demand someone must pay.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:44 PM

Say hello to luggage screening at hotels from now on.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:29 PM

Say hello to luggage screening at hotels from now on.

I can see why you might say that, but I can't see the public standing for it.  If hotels do that on their own, guests will go elsewhere.  If that becomes law.....well, that's something different.

 

Also, given that guests need access from different points, such as parking garages, I can't see the public ever putting up with total control of entry like we have at airports.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:13 AM

But I’ve been following that other thread, is this true?


Does anyone think MGMs insurer would pay out $750M for fake claims?

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:19 AM

Exactly how was MGM negligent? Because they didn’t illegally search a guests personal belongings?

This case is still just so puzzling. Way more unanswered questions than answers.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:42 AM

Say hello to luggage screening at hotels from now on.

Buy a gun shaped sex toy and put it in your suitcase. Nothing illegal but it be fun to set off the scanner :)

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:45 AM

Definitely sets a precedent.we will see how the lawsuit with colt and other gun makers turns out.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:59 AM

Blackstone hotel probably breathing a sigh of relief,he was so,so,close to targeting lollapalooza.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:05 AM

Say hello to luggage screening at hotels from now on.

Buy a gun shaped sex toy and put it in your suitcase. Nothing illegal but it be fun to set off the scanner :)

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