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6/18/2009

Wrongful death suit filed in beating at Tahiti Village Consolidated Resorts

Relatives of a man fatally beaten during a 2007 robbery at a Las Vegas timeshare resort have filed a wrongful death suit against the resort, alleging the business failed to employ adequate security measures.

The suit was filed last week in Clark County District Court by relatives including Lydia Nieva, the wife of the victim.

The lawsuit said Angel Nieva and his wife were visiting Las Vegas when they were attacked by unknown assailants at the Tahiti Village Vacation Club, 5101 W. Tropicana Ave. The couple was visiting from La Mirada, Calif., the suit said.

Angel Nieva, 62, and Lydia Nieva, 63 at the time, were severely beaten and robbed by multiple young attackers on May 29, 2007, Metro Police said at the time. Angel Nieva, who along with his wife was transported to University Medical Center, died of his injuries.

"There had been other similar assaults in the recent past on the premises of the Tahiti Village Vacation Club and ... defendants knew that the security provided was insufficient to protect against these assaults and they failed to warn decedent and his wife of those assaults and they also failed to rectify or amend their security practices and procedures in light of these previous assaults," the suit charged.

The suit seeks unspecified special and punitive damages. Consolidated Resorts Inc. of Las Vegas, owner of the resort, which it calls Tahiti, does not comment on pending litigation.

Three men have been arrested in the attack, Metro said Monday.

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