This week MGM Resorts International revealed that they've sued the US Federal Trade Commission as a means to stop the federal government from investigating the cyberattack that the company saw last year.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington DC and also includes FTC Chairwoman Lina M Khan. The case involves a hacking incident last year from the group Scattered Spider, which took down various systems related to MGM's casino and hotel operations. Notably, slot machines were taken offline and hotel room keys weren't working.

MGM filed the suit as they believe the FTC's investigations have denied the company of its rights related to due process. The company claims that Khan was staying at an MGM property when the cyberattack occurred and that the investigation came into place after this time. MGM wants "injunctive and declaratory relief" from the FTC, which would basically mean quashing the investigation.

Verbiage in the lawsuit reads in part: "It is fundamentally contrary to the Fifth Amendment's guarantees of due process and equal protection for the FTC to subject MGM to an investigation premised on regulatory provisions that are inapplicable on their face."

This case will likely be ongoing for some time, and Casino Listings News will be updating readers as the lawsuit develops.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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