Travis Scott continues to face unfathomable legal repricussions for his alleged role in the tragedy at the Astroworld festival which led to ten deaths and hundreds of injuries. A law firm in Houston is now asking for $10 billion in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims of the November 5 concert. The lawsuit was filed by Brent Coon & Associates.
Coon announced the lawsuit on Monday against Travis Scott and other defendants. They currently represent over 1,500 festival attendees. It is the largest single group who have sued over Astroworld, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“What happened at Astroworld was an unconscionable tragedy and it is important that justice is served for all those impacted. I believe our firm is best suited to help lead this case, not only because of the number of victims who have selected our firm to represent them in this action, but due the fact that we possess the extensive legal experience as demonstrated by our lead counsel work on many plant explosions, product recalls and other mass tort actions.”
In addition to monetary damages, Coon has demanded that legislators take action to ensure the safety of future concert goers. They want certification from crowd control planning specialists. They’re also asking for mandated training programs and criminal liability for wrongdoing related to similar events that could happen in the future.
“We will roll over every rock in this matter. Everyone associated with these types of events has the power to halt conduct that is resulting in injury to attendees. It has been terribly disappointing that some defendants have already gone public misstating and down-playing their responsibilities that attach to events such as this.”
Travis Scott and others related to Astroworld have been hit with hundreds of lawsuits over the matter. Attorneys from both sides recently agreed and filed a motion to consolidate all of the Astroworld cases into one judge’s court room. Time will tell if Travis Scott will have to pay up.
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