MGM lost its bid to send lawsuits over last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas to a single federal judge.
In an order on Wednesday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation refused to coordinate four lawsuits filed against MGM over the shooting and nine cases that MGM filed against the victims seeking declaratory relief that it wasn’t liable for injuries or deaths. MGM’s lawsuits struck an immediate backlash, both on social media for targeting the shooting’s victims and from plaintiffs lawyers who accused the company of forum shopping.
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