Speculation is rife about the motivation for Stephen Paddock’s attack on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay hotel. reviewjournal.com reports that Mr. Paddock had a legal battle with the Cosmopolitan hotel . . .
September 2012, a man identified as Paddock filed a negligence lawsuit in Clark County District Court against The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas over a fall at the Strip resort.
He claimed that he “slipped and fell on an obstruction on the floor” and suffered injuries as a result of the “dangerous condition.”
The lawsuit, however, was dismissed in October 2014 after both sides agreed to drop it.
There’s no proof that this legal case had anything to do with the shooting, but it certainly proves that the Mesquite, Nevada resident was not unfamiliar with Las Vegas.