LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Wynn Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit after fights broke out at the property over Labor Day weekend.
The resort filed the lawsuit on Friday against the individuals who were involved in a brawl in front of the Encore Lobby Bar after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 6.
The lawsuit alleges the following:
Specifically, at approximately 12:32 a.m. on September 6, 2020, an unknown male dispersed cash in the air ("made it rain") in front of the Encore Lobby Bar. Due to that action, a crowd formed. As that group of 15-20 persons were being escorted out of the Encore Las Vegas by Wynn security, an unknown male (M1) and unknown woman were walking into the same area and words were exchanged between M1 and an unknown male being escorted out of the premises at the time (M2). M1 confronted M2, M2 sucker punched M1, and a fight began.
Multiple unknown males and females were involved.
During this same time, another male began swinging a liquor bottle hitting several persons. Two security officers were struck by unknown males. In the process, a veridoc machine, plants and stanchions were damaged.
Multiple videos were obtained recording these events and posted to social media.
Those involved in the brawl have yet to be identified, according to the resort, but representatives said their investigation continues with "zero tolerance for disruptive or violent behavior at Wynn Las Vegas."
"I don't think I've ever seen anything like it, I think it's a very interesting approach on behalf of the Wynn," said Attorney Adam Ellis with Panish, Shea & Boyle law firm.
Ellis says he is a bit surprised by the lawsuit and believes it largely symbolic to deter future bad behavior.
"It does paint the picture that the Wynn didn't do anything wrong here, which I think is important for what they want to convey to the Gaming Control Board, to their current and existing customers," explained Ellis.
The lawsuit listed about $15,000 in damages.
Read the entire complaint here.
The civil complaint introduction is below:
By this action, Wynn seeks to honor its long-held commitment to protect the safety and security of its guests and employees. Be assured, Wynn will not sit idly by when anyone engages in mayhem or flouts government-imposed safety measures in violation of Nevada law. Wynn will aggressively pursue all options to hold these individuals accountable even after they flee from Wynn's buildings and away from Nevada's borders. In taking such action, Wynn seeks to quash any mistaken belief that Wynn would ever tolerate any intrusion upon the safety and wellbeing of its guests and employees. Wynn will not.
The complaint also lists up to 20 yet-to-be-named individuals with the resort saying it "will spare no expense or effort in seeking to identify."
Wednesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Area Command reported 28 arrests were made over the weekend, with 27 citations written on Friday. Officers also said the violent scenes were being investigated.
“For those of you looking to prey on tourists or the residents of this community, it will not be tolerated,” LVMPD Capt. Trish Spencer said.