“No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life. But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs-nothing more and nothing less,” reads the lawsuit, filed by Tony Buzbee.
There have been 10 recorded deaths from the festival, including nine-year-old Ezra and Bharti Shahani, who died in the hospital a few days after the event.
“The quantum sought includes sufficient punitive damages to punish and make an example of all involved in the streaming, promotion, organization and failed execution of the concert, and also to encourage those who engage in such activity in the future to do so with safety at the forefront, not just as an afterthought,” the lawsuit continues.
Among those named in the document are Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation, and Apple Music. The lawsuit has mentioned all those who profited from the event, and claims gross negligence, and mentions that the city tried to stop the concert ahead of time.
Astroworld resulted in a massive tragedy, and it is important that the families of the victims, as well as those who were impacted by the crowd crush and the poor organization of the event, get the necessary support.
Tony Buzbee is reportedly in the process of filing another lawsuit, representing over 100 other people impacted by the event.
Allegedly, Astroworld and Live Nation refunded all concert-goers for the price of the tickets, which legally means that those who accepted the refund, may not be eligible for further compensation. “These defendants will no doubt argue that their exposure is limited to the price of the ticket, and, failing that, will attempt to force all concert goers — regardless of their age or adequate notice — into binding arbitration, so a jury trial can be avoided,” Buzbee said.