Orlando (US), Mar 22 (AP) A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub killings has filed a lawsuit against the gunman’s employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn’t.Also Read - Texas Abortion Ban Stays in Force as Justices Mull Outcome

The lawsuit was filed today in federal court in South Florida on behalf of more than four dozen of the survivors and family members of those killed. Also Read - US: 30-year High Inflation Rate May Put Dent on Thanksgiving Holiday

Forty-nine people were killed during the worst mass shooting in modern US history last June at the gay nightclub. Also Read - Half of US Covid Vax Hesitant Unlikely to Change Their Mind: Survey

Dozens more were injured.

Personal injury attorney Antonio Romanucci says Mateen’s employer, international security company G4S, knew he was unstable yet allowed him to carry a gun in his job as a security guard.

Romanucci says Mateen had a firearm license through his job.

A spokesman for the security firm says she couldn’t comment without seeing the lawsuit. (AP)

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.