Travis Scott’s Astroworld 2022 left causalities and frightened concertgoers. There are some huge lawsuits in play, but that comes with a disagreement. As the Astroworld lawsuit is all set to begin, two lawyers, Benjamin Crump and Sean A. Roberts, are wrangling about who gets the lead role.
According to Billboard, Benjamin believes he is the best attorney to represent a group of victims who are “disproportionately” African American. On the other hand, Roberts who is also Black noted that Benjamin has no ties with Houston.
Roberts wrote, “Any suggestions by Mr. Crump in his legal papers that Houston lacks qualified African-American trial lawyers who can serve as liaison counsel, such that the Court should appoint a Florida lawyer instead, is willfully tone-deaf. While Mr. Crump undoubtedly has his finger on the pulse of Florida law and national matters involving police shootings and other civil rights matters, the firm that understands the pulse of the Astroworld community – a Houston Festival – is Roberts Markland.”
The Astroworld crowd incident left 10 dead and hundreds injured. Travis Scott, Live National, and a few other participants are facing liability over the unfortunate incident. As reported by Billboard, Judge Kristen Brauchle Hawkins is going to handle the process of coordinating thousands of individual litigants, exchanging evidence and taking depositions, and other pre-trial matters.
Crump and Roberts are fighting for the lead role ahead of other attorneys that will also be working on the case. Many other victims’ lawyers have already been appointed to that role in the meantime but nothing is finalized as of now. Also, a larger “executive committee,” consisting of other lawyers for victims, is also going to be appointed before the case proceeds any further.
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