Lawsuits pile up against MGM Resorts, Live Nation, Slide Fire Solutions and Paddock estate

LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts international is facing a long legal battle fighting when it comes to 1 October lawsuits. So far, at least five law firms have taken on cases on behalf of numerous shooting survivors.

Many of these claims also name Live Nation Entertainment, Slide Fire Solutions, along with the estate of the mass killer.

However, lawsuits of this magnitude can take numerous years to be resolved, so families seeking legal action should expect to be part of a long and sometimes overwhelming litigation process.

Friends, Adam Simon and Zachary Snobel, decided to get Vegas Strong tattoos as a reminder that they survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"I survived a terrible incident," Simon said. "It makes me feel stronger inside."

"If I can get through that mentally, physically, emotionally, I definitely can get through life at its worse," Snobel said.

The duo has relied on a coping mechanism to help them through the healing process.  Other survivors are seeking relief the legal route.

A growing list of lawsuits continues to be filed against MGM Resorts International and other corporations.

"It could be precedent-setting," Attorney Dusitn Marcello said.

Marcello is not directly involved with any 1 October lawsuits, but he has fought lawsuits against casino giants in the past.

"This has been my experience, but large corporations operate based off of profit and loss, and it's only when they suffer a loss that something changes," said Marcello. 

However, the change doesn't come easy.  According to Marcello,  families moving forward with lawsuits have to prepared for public scrutiny and years of questioning by legal teams.

"They're going to be asked personal questions," Marcello said. "They're going to be asked a number of things about the person's life. They're own life to justify both their damages and their lawsuit."

Marcello believes settling out of court will be strongly considered by all parties involved, while several families have asked for changes to security measures to rest assure that a tragedy like 1 October won't ever happen again.

Simon and Snobel are healing in their own way.

"It helps me emotionally, said Simon.  "We're emotionally weak right now, so this was my outlet.

There's no telling how these types of lawsuits will play out, but the fact that it will take a long time is guaranteed.  In fact, several lawsuits are still pending from the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, to mention a few.


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