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8 Guests Sue Strip Resort In Legionnaires Case

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight former hotel guests are suing a Las Vegas Strip resort and its builders, seeking $337 million in damages and alleging they were exposed to Legionnaires’ disease during stays there earlier this year.

Six of the plaintiffs allege they were treated for Legionnaires’ disease.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs says the huge amount sought in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of a handful of guests at the posh Aria Resort & Casino stems from negligence by resort owners MGM Resorts International and Dubai World.

Attorney Sam Mirkovich told The Associated Press that there were “multiple instances of the Legionella bacteria in the water system.”

MGM Resorts executive spokesman Alan Feldman denied negligence.

Six of the plaintiffs allege they were treated for Legionnaires’ disease.

The 266-page lawsuit involves three couples and two individuals from Arizona, California, Minnesota, Texas and Canada.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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