Travis Scott and Live Nation are now facing a massive lawsuit involving nearly 400 individual lawsuits.
Nearly 400 cases were filed individually by victims in the legal proceeding. The case involves nearly 2,800 victims who were at the concert last year on Nov 5.
According to BuzzFeed News, 10 people were killed in a stampede at a concert in Houston, Texas two months ago. After the ‘Love Galore’ singer performed at NRG Park, hundreds were injured in a deadly crowd surge.
A number of lawsuits have been filed against the musician and the company that organized the event. Having been granted permission by the Texas court panel to proceed as one, both cases will now be treated as one.
According to legal documents acquired by Billboard, the new case will consist of at least 387 individually filed lawsuits saying that Scott and organisers Live Nation were negligent in execution and planning of Astroworld.
“We conclude that the cases arising out of [Astroworld] are related, and we find that transfer of those cases would result in more efficient pretrial of the related cases,” read the documents.
The filing also states that the number of cases might change due to the fact that some more people might come forward after the new lawsuit is filed, while others might drop out. Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is a common lawsuit filed on a similar complaint by several plaintiffs. An MDL means that a single judge will negotiate a settlement to resolve all the cases at the same time.
The publication also reported that all those victims who filed the lawsuit against the 30-year-old singer and his management are seeking billions of dollars in damages.