Sheppard v. Mandalay Bay LLC
On the eve of the third anniversary of the Route 91 Shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell approved an $800 million settlement, granting the Joint Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement filed earlier this month on behalf of over 4,000 victims and their families.
“It’s the first settlement in U.S. history for a mass shooting,” said firm partner Kevin Boyle.
Filed jointly by MGM and members of the 1 October Litigation Leadership Group — Eglet Adams, Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, Robinson Calcagnie and Munger, Tolles & Olson — the motion stated a settlement had been reached in good faith and that the parties involved negotiated a fair and reasonable settlement amount to compensate the victims.
“My firm has been honored to represent the brave victims of this horrific event,” attorney Kevin Boyle told the Daily Journal. “They include children who lost their parents, parents who lost their children, and many people left devastated by life-altering physical and emotional injuries. We hope this settlement can provide them with some relief. We also hope that the precedent set by this settlement will lead to real change to deter mass shooting events in the future.”
No objections or appeals of the order are expected. The lawyers are hopeful that the victims will receive their compensation before the end of 2020.