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As more tragic shootings occur, insurance and risk management issues become important considerations.

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On October 1, 2017, a shooter fired at the Route 91 Harvest festival from the Mandalay Bay resort, killing 58 victims. (Photo: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg) On October 1, 2017, a shooter fired at the Route 91 Harvest festival from the Mandalay Bay resort, killing 58 victims. (Photo: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg)

MGM Resorts has filed a lawsuit against Zurich American Insurance Company for coverage related to the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in October 2017, which resulted in the deaths of 58 victims. The casino company alleges the insurer breached its contract when it failed to pay defense costs for lawsuits that were filed against MGM following the shooting.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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