MGM Resorts International, the company that owns and operates the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the venue where the Route 91 Harvest Festival was held, filed lawsuits late last week against survivors of the shooting spree that killed dozens and left hundreds of others injured.
This is a defensive measure. The company isn't trying to get money from the survivors of the October 2017 shooting spree. Rather, it is maintaining the MGM is not to blame for the attack, based on a 2002 federal ruling, so it shouldn't have to pay the victims.
The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies, or Safety Act, is designed to protect corporations in mass casualty attacks that occur in the U.S., if the company used services certified by the Department of Homeland Security. MGM claims that the company doing security at the concert had such a certification. MGM is hoping to have the cases transferred from state court to federal court, where it can use the Safety Act for liability protection.