The New York Times Features Article by Craig Newman on Suing Victims of Las Vegas Shooting to Avoid Liability

July 24, 2018

On July 23, 2018, The New York Times featured an article written by Craig A. Newman, Chair of Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security group, “Suing Las Vegas Victims Got Headlines. Outcome Could Be Big News, Too.”  In the article, Mr. Newman discusses MGM’s legal strategy of suing the victims of last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, owned by MGM, to claim immunity from liability under a federal law passed after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.  The lawsuits are the first ever test of the Support Antiterrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 or Safety Act, which was enacted by Congress to protect companies from lawsuits after terrorist acts and cyber-attacks.

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