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Organisers face lawsuits from festival shooting’s injured

World News
December 2, 2017

A series of lawsuits have been filed against Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and MGM Resorts, after the shooting at the Las Vegas festival Route 91 Harvest (cap. 22,000).

The largest of the complaints was filed on behalf of 450 people who were either injured or witnessed the shooting, which killed 59 people (see Audience issue 213).

LNE, which co-promotes the event, has been accused of negligence by failing to provide adequate exits and properly trained staff to deal with an emergency.

It also claimed MGM, which runs the festival and owns the hotel from which the shooting took place, failed to appropriately monitor the behaviour of the gunman after he checked in.

Both companies declined to comment.

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