Travis Scott is still feeling the aftershock from the Astroworld Festival tragedy on November 5 in Houston that took the lives of 10 people and injured hundreds of others. The lawsuits have piled up, reaching astronomical amounts.
Most recently, a Houston attorney has reportedly filed another massive lawsuit on behalf of over 1,500 concert attendees. According to a press release, Brent Coon — founder of Brent Coon & Associates — is seeking $10 billion dollars for resolution of all cases. With the latest filing, it brings the total number of plaintiffs to nearly 2,800.
The firm has been inspecting the NRG Park where the event was held, filing various preservation orders with the court and municipal agencies involved and retaining world renowned experts in crowd control.
Coon immediately organized all the plaintiff law firms with bi-weekly Zoom meetings and filed a request with the Harris County District Court system in Houston to consolidate all cases involved into one courtroom. A hearing is scheduled for Monday (December 13).
“In addition to litigating high profile mass tragedies all over the county the last 35 years, I also have run a concert promotion company for over 20 years and am very familiar with how you are supposed to plan these events,” Coon said. “What happened at Astroworld was an unconscionable tragedy and it is important that justice is served for all those impacted.
“I believe our firm is best suited to help lead this case, not only because of the number of victims who have selected our firm to represent them in this action, but due the fact that we possess the extensive legal experience as demonstrated by our lead counsel work on many plant explosions, product recalls and other mass tort actions.”
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While the legal ramifications are likely overwhelming for Travis Scott and his team, they are already taking action. On Monday (December 6), Scott’s filed a motion asking a judge to toss at least one of the lawsuits out.
The filing was in response to a lawsuit filed by Jessie Garcia, who claimed to have suffered injuries at the show. Scott filed to have the suit dismissed “with prejudice” as it pertains to Scott, his Cactus Jack label and Jack Enterprises. The Houston native issued a “general denial,” which would cover all of the 275 and counting lawsuits against him.
In November, Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Scott, Apple Music, Live Nation, NRG Stadium, and Drake on behalf of 282 clients. Coon is confident he reps “more [people] than any other firm involved.”