MGM Says ThyssenKrupp Must Defend Elevator Accident Suit

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT) -- MGM Resorts Mississippi Inc. filed a declaratory relief action in federal court Tuesday seeking to force ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. to provide it with a defense to a premises liability suit over an elevator accident at its Gold Strike Casino & Resort that allegedly injured three people.

MGM said the terms of the elevator maintenance contract require TKE to defend claims arising from the June 2009 accident in which an elevator suddenly dropped three floors. The alleged victims claim both companies were negligent in maintaining and operating...
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