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MGM Offers ‘Outrageous’ Charity Deal to Vegas Shooting Victims

MGM Resorts International, already under fire for suing more than 1,900 victims of last year’s Las Vegas Strip massacre, has offered a new deal to survivors that critics see as a way for the company to save on legal costs. In letters sent to the dozens of attorneys representing shooting victims, MGM Resorts reportedly said it would donate $500 to charity for each survivor who voluntarily accepts a legal notice regarding the lawsuit against them. “The money spent on personal service of process—up to $250 per person—could be better directed to do some affirmative good,” the letter reportedly read. MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit in July against 1,977 shooting victims in a bid to absolve itself of liability in Stephen Paddock’s killing of 58 people at its Mandalay Bay casino. The company had 90 days to notify each of the victims it is suing with a legal notice that must be personally delivered. Attorney Robert Eglet, part of a team representing most of the victims, said MGM’s latest offer is just an attempt to “spin” its own attempt to save money. “It will cost the MGM significantly more than $250 to serve them,” Eglet was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. “This is just more outrageous conduct by them,” he said.