Astroworld Settlement Class Action Certified by US District Court

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The US District Court for the Southern District of Texas has certified a Settlement Class Action relating to the financial losses suffered by attendees at Astroworld festival, which saw the deaths of 10 people due to a crowd crush.

Following Astroworld festival on November 5, 2021, the class action lawsuit was originally filed in December of that year by four concert-goers. These attendees were seeking class action status to reimburse over 5,000 concert-goers for unredeemed merchandise tickets that were purchased online, after the two-day concert was cancelled after the first day. 

The attendees brought the lawsuit against multiple defendants including Live Nation Entertainment, Ceremony of Roses, COR Merchandising and Magic Money at a hearing yesterday (Thursday). 

The Court then certified the settlement class, appointed Derek Potts of Potts Law Firm in Houston as Settlement Class Counsel, and set the case for a Final Settlement Approval Hearing for December 1, 2023. 

The case is ‘Brenda Wong, et. Al. vs Magic Money, LLC and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Civil Action No. 4:21-cv-04169, USDC, Southern District of Texas’. 

In a statement, a Potts Law Firm spokesperson said: “We are gratified after several years of litigation to have reached an agreement with the Defendants to compensate the concert goers who suffered such a traumatic experience for at least some of their financial losses. We are pleased that the Court has certified the settlement class action today so that we may now move to the next stage of settlement approval and hopefully obtain compensation for all of the impacted concert goers in the coming months.”

Last month, it was reported that rapper Travis Scott and some organisers of the Astroworld festival would not face criminal charges in relation to the deaths of 10 people. 

Some 50,000 fans attended the show outside of NRG Park in Houston, Texas. A crowd surge led to the deaths of 10 attendees, who were aged between nine and 27-years-old.