Judge approves step toward paying Las Vegas shooting victims

Mandalay Bay Route 91 Music Festival shooting graphic by MGN.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A judge in Nevada has approved who will oversee allocation of settlement funds for the victims of the fatal Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in 2017.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that Chief District Judge Linda Bell designated retired Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti and retired California Judge Louis Meisinger to oversee the money.

Officials say the signed court documents came about four months after MGM Resorts International and lawyers representing thousands of victims reached a settlement of up to $800 million.

Court officials say MGM Resorts' $751 million insurance coverage is expected to fund most of the settlement.

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