A California judge granted a hotel and motel settlement on Thursday in a civil lawsuit alleging that a business owned by the owners of the Palomar Convention Center is liable for damages stemming from the deadly 2011 shooting at the Las Vegas convention center.
A jury awarded the owners $3.1 million in 2016, after a yearlong trial that featured testimony from police and witnesses who said Paddock, an accountant, had purchased weapons at the convention center in the weeks leading up to the shooting.
In March 2017, a judge approved a separate $5 million settlement.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which is part of the city’s Department of Homeland Security, said it did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Paddock and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, were found dead in a hotel room, but investigators said he fired on officers who tried to break up a domestic dispute between them.
He also was found to have fired on police.
The shooting prompted a federal investigation into the local sheriff’s department and the FBI.