Judge orders $800 million payout to Las Vegas shooting victims and relatives

Judge orders $800 million payout to Las Vegas shooting victims and relatives
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, personal belongings and debris litters the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino after an Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. Nevada state officials listed 24 casino properties statewide that failed to meet a Nov. 1 deadline to submit updated emergency response plans for incidents ranging from active shooters to natural disasters, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Surviving victims and family members of the 58 people who were killed during the nation’s deadliest shooting in recent years will receive payouts totaling $800 million, a Nevada judge announced Wednesday.

Clark County District Court Judge Linda Bell settled multiple lawsuits, ordering MGM Resorts, the owner of the Mandalay Bay, to pay $75 million to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the mass shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, 2017.

More than 850 people were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock used military-style guns to fire more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition on a crowd of music festival attendees.

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Authorities said 22,000 people were gathered outside for the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip when Paddock opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room.

FILE - This October 2017 file photo taken by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, from which he committed the mass shooting that killed 58 people. Douglas Haig was sentenced Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to Paddock. Haig was also sentenced to three years of supervised release for his guilty plea last November to manufacturing ammunition without a license. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
FILE - This October 2017 file photo taken by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, from which he committed the mass shooting that killed 58 people. Douglas Haig was sentenced Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to Paddock. Haig was also sentenced to three years of supervised release for his guilty plea last November to manufacturing ammunition without a license. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Country singer Jason Aldean was performing during the festival’s final night when the assailant opened fire between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m.

Paddock shot and killed himself before police could reach him.

Bell also ordered insurance companies to pay $751 million under the settlement, The Associated Press reported.

Attorney Robert Eglet told the AP that millions of dollars could go to the most severely and permanently injured, depending on factors including age, number of dependents, type of injuries, previous and future medical treatment and ability to work.

A minimum $5,000 would go to each person who filed a claim for unseen injuries and did not seek medical attention or therapy.

FILE - This Oct. 2017 photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the view of Las Vegas Village from Mandalay Bay's room 32-135, part of the evidence images included on a preliminary report showing the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Casino giant MGM Resorts International says more than 4,000 people are seeking compensation related to the Las Vegas Strip shooting that left 58 people dead, and it’s suing its insurance company for legal costs. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas alleges breach-of-contract by Illinois-based Zurich American Insurance Co. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
FILE - This Oct. 2017 photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the view of Las Vegas Village from Mandalay Bay's room 32-135, part of the evidence images included on a preliminary report showing the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Casino giant MGM Resorts International says more than 4,000 people are seeking compensation related to the Las Vegas Strip shooting that left 58 people dead, and it’s suing its insurance company for legal costs. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas alleges breach-of-contract by Illinois-based Zurich American Insurance Co. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.