Assault, MGM, Mark Tate discussed on Dr. Drew
We're. Speaking Mark Tate family lawyer defense attorney and before the break you said since nine eleven we were talking about the MGM lawsuit. Against. The, victims and trying to understand it and something about nine eleven figures into that please Let me just say Dr drew that while I would love to be a. Family Lawyer my actual work is working, in things exactly like this within the practice that. Is represented people who've been killed raped injured because of negligence security in. Civil cases and I just am not quite focused enough to do family and criminal Appreciate what do you call. What do you call the disciplined specifically I'm a trial lawyer and yeah And? I appreciate I appreciate the compliment of? Doing those things but, I can't With regard to what I was before before you get to that regard why don't you give us your website and all that particular before, we move on Oh sure it's tight law group dot com okay so since nine eleven Yes so after September. Eleventh, we appropriately. Wanted to encourage the use of. Technology. In combating terrorism got And so the legislature passed an act it's called the safety act. And? You know the legislatures excellent coming up with acts that have you know? That. Are wonderful acronyms, right, and it's just simply means support application of technology and terrorism safety. Act And. What is that the only entity that can be liable under a special new federal cause of action for mass attacks mass killings. Are are companies that have been certified by the department of homeland security to provide security and defence against mass attacks I just, this is where you lost me right here because this is what I, have. A, hard time, getting, my head around so so if there's. Any mass attack anywhere the only source of individual or organization that could be held accountable or? Liable. Specifically is someone that must have been. Previously hired to protect against such attacks right well once actually yeah that's basically it would one little twist and that is this, if? The premises owner hires this homeland security certified corporation to provide security yeah That hired that certified company cannot be held liable for any act, of. Negligence, that caused, or, contributed to and so and so if. They had not hired that that kind of certified organization then they could be held is that? Correct Right exactly and so in this. Case MGM resorts according to their allegations if they had provided their own security then they would be liable and this is where potentially liable this is where the declaratory judgment action that they filed that seem so, offensive comes into play and what. The safety act says is that the act that liability assault for has got to be an act of terrorism and no one has declared what the? Murderer did here to be an act of terrorism right obviously was a mass shooting, why does that transfer liability, onto the victims Not. No not not to the victims I'm sorry I it does it it would to transfer in order for the contemporary services corporation the security company GM hired in order under the act for them to be the, sole entity liable for negligence there. Has to be a declaration act active terror And the lawyers yeah the MGM lawyers have very cleverly pled well even though, homeland security did. Not deem this to be an act of terror You know the statutes so loose. That, this is an act of terror and that's where I think it's so shocking Yeah they would stretch the statue and ask, a federal judge to declare that the statute Ensue survivors and family members of those Labor really is. Crazy Mark grab to leave it there thank you for, helping us understand this weird right now On didn't unfortunately Again we'll let me have the chance to come on state laws at their website Law, group, dotcom, very, semi. That's a much more appreciated our number's, eight, hundred two.