Live Nation and Travis Scott are facing hundreds of lawsuits over the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
The following is aMotionBoth victims and organizers were represented by a Texas court panel that combined over 380 lawsuits to represent nearly 2,800 victims. It has been confirmed that one judge will be in charge of all pre-trial proceedings.
According to Billboard, the motion will allow a single judge to coordinate the cases to streamline complex pre-trial procedures like discovery – the process of handing over evidence. It may also be easier to reach a single settlement that resolves all cases.
Both sides agreed to move towards a single case, with attorneys writing that “this type of litigation is exactly what the Texas MDL process is designed to address.”
Camille AtebeRepresentatives for Travis Scott were contacted by the author for comment.
Meanwhile, a new website was recently set up by the FBI asking people that attended last year’s Astroworld festival to submit photos and videos taken from the event.
The site – fbi.gov/astroworld – was launched in tandem with the Houston Police Department. Noting that they’d already sifted through “countless hours of video evidence”The administration shared the following statement in a earlier month. “To ensure that we have captured all possible evidence for a complete investigation, we have partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance.”
Meanwhile, fans recently reportedly faked over 60,000 signatures on a petition campaigning for Travis Scott to be allowed to perform at this year’s Coachella festival.
After Scott’s announcement in December that he was to be the top of the bill, the petition was allegedly deleted by Change.org after Scott was allegedly forced to withdraw following the tragic events at Astroworld.
Scott has since been contacted by a spokesperson. Camille Atebe that the rapper was not removed from the bill at Coachella and that “it was decided mutually out of respect for the situation that he does not perform this year.”
Earlier this month, it was announced that Kanye West (officially billed as Ye, his legal name), Billie Eilish and Harry Styles are now set to headline Coachella.