Judge Approves Compensation Steps For Route 91 Victims

MGM's Insurance Will Cover Most Of The Payout

Associated Press
February 17, 2020 - 8:55 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has approved who will oversee allocation of settlement funds for the victims of the fatal Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in 2017.

Chief District Judge Linda Bell designated retired Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti and retired California Judge Louis Meisinger to oversee the money.

The signed court documents came about four months after MGM Resorts International and lawyers representing thousands of victims of the shooting reached a settlement of up to $800 million, officials said.

MGM Resorts’ $751 million insurance coverage is expected to fund most of the settlement, court officials said.

Those who were at the shooting at the concert site across from Mandalay Bay are not expected to receive any of that money until the end of this year, said Robert Eglet, lead counsel for the law firm Eglet Adams of Las Vegas. Eglet Adams of Las Vegas represents about 2,500 of the 4,400 plaintiffs involved in the litigation.

Plaintiffs sought compensation for physical and psychological injuries after a shooter opened fire on an open-air concert crowd from a suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800, authorities said.