450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims and Family Members of Deceased File Lawsuits

November 20, 2017

Attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting have filed lawsuits against the hotels where the shooting occurred.

Attorneys Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz and Chad Pinkerton, of The Pinkerton Law Firm, PLLC, have filed suits against MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Corp., MGM Resorts Festival Grounds LLC, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Live Nation Group d/b/a ONENATIONGROUP LLC, Contemporary Services Corporation, and the Estate of Stephen Paddock in connection with the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Aziz and Pinkerton represent more than 450 victims of the shooting, including two wrongful death claimants.

The acts of the solo gunman, who killed almost 60 people and injured roughly 500 others when he fired into the crowd of a country music festival last month from his Mandalay Bay hotel room, have already resulted in multiple lawsuits.

Aziz and Pinkerton filed four lawsuits, including two wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of Dixie Roybal and Christopher Jaksha. Roybal’s husband, Christopher Roybal, and Jaksha’s wife, Rocio Guillen-Jaksha, were among the 58 victims killed during the mass shooting.

The legal team also represents the family of Kristina Staples, a wife and mother who was shot in the head. Staples remained in a coma for several weeks following the shooting. The fourth lawsuit was filed on behalf of 450 victims who were injured during the mass shooting. California attorney Allen Michel of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione is also part of the legal team.

Also filed on Monday was a fifth lawsuit on behalf of five victims represented by Aziz and Michelle Tuegel of Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC. One of these victims was 21-year old Paige Gasper who was shot on her right underarm, resulting in a lacerated liver and shattered ribs. The Gasper case has been transferred from Nevada to California by her legal team.

Each lawsuit includes negligence claims against MGM Resorts, Mandalay, MGM Resorts Festival Grounds LLC, Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation Group d/, and Contemporary Services Corp., and intentional tort claims against the estate of Stephen Paddock.


Latest Comments

  • December 3, 2017 at 5:21 am
    Amanda says:
    The last I heard, the concert-goers said the exits were blocked off. There might have been far fewer casualties if people didn't have to climb/tear down fences to escape the f... read more
  • November 27, 2017 at 11:52 am
    mrbob says:
    Did the rifle malfunction in any manner? If it did than file claims all day long against said manufacturers, but the antigun crowds fight against the object rather than the ac... read more
  • November 27, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Mary Bookman says:
    I think this is WRONG in so many ways. It's a shame lawyers are using people's heartache to make a dollar. The only one to blame is the shooter. I know these people will never... read more
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