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Lawsuit seeks refunds for all Route 91 festival-goers

Live Nation is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed by two people that attended last year’s Route 91 Harvest 2017, where 59 people were shot dead.

The pair are looking to secure ticket refunds for all 22,000 people who attended the three-day Las Vegas festival.

While many festivalgoers have benefitted from refunds after applying for them, the recent suit filed by the two people in California aims to get money returned to everyone that was in attendance.

“As we were interviewing several hundred of our clients, we realised some had received refunds and some had not,” Craig Eigland, a Texas attorney who is part of the legal team filing the suit, told Fox News. “It didn’t matter if they were family members of deceased, gunshot victims or traumatised because of the shooting and their escape.

“The only factor was that those that heard about a refund through Facebook or friends, and demanded a refund, got it. So we decided to make one demand on behalf of everyone.”

More than 50 people were killed and hundreds injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire on music fans at the Route 91 Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on October 1.

The deadliest shooting in US history was followed by a plethora of lawsuits, including two against Slide Fire Solutions – the manufacturer of the ‘bump stock’ device that allowed the shooter to achieve simulated automatic fire from semi-auto weapons – and several targeting Live Nation and MGM Resorts for alleged negligence.

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