Live Nation sued in death of woman, 19, who went to Hard Summer rave
The lawsuit, which is asking for punitive damages, claims that Live Nation overlooked safety and health measures because it was more concerned with capitalizing on attendees. Their hopes with the lawsuit is to deter such recklessness with similar events in the future.This article originally appeared on LA Times
Concert promoter Live Nation has been sued for negligence and wrongful death by the mother of a 19-year-old woman who died after attending a rave at a Los Angeles County park two years ago.
Emily Michelle Tran was pronounced dead at a South El Monte hospital after she was transported from the Hard Summer rave in August 2014 at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. The coroner said she died of acute intoxication from Ecstasy.
Filed earlier this month in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the lawsuit said that the Beverly Hills company knew, or should have known, that raves like Hard Summer encourage the possession, distribution and consumption of illegal drugs like Ecstasy.
By failing to staff the event with enough security to discourage use of drugs, Live Nation breached its duty to keep its attendees safe, the lawsuit said...