Astroworld Tragedy: M&S Has Fought Live Nation Previously. Act Fast To Save Evidence.

November 8th, 2021|Firm News|

The Houston law firm Morrow & Sheppard LLP has experience fighting against the Astroworld promoter, Live Nation, in court due to their security breaches and failures, which have in the past resulted in serious bodily injury (and now death at Travis Scott’s Astroworld venue).  Act fast against Live Nation is critically important, because they have a prior history of destroying evidence when they cause injuries.

Morrow & Sheppard LLP Has Fought Astroworld Promoter In Court In The Past

On October 3, 2017, Sylvia Courvier suffered a traumatic brain injury and skull fracture when a security guard hired and trained by Live Nation at the Revention Music Center in Houston, Texas body-slammed her to the ground without provocation.  Morrow & Sheppard LLP filed suit on behalf of Ms. Courvier, and the case was handled in the 80th District Court of Harris County, Texas under Cause Number 2019-08143.

Even though there were multiple cameras in the venue—including in the lobby where Ms. Courvier was assaulted—the videos were deleted and destroyed by Live Nation shortly after the incident.  The videos of what happened were destroyed by Live Nation after Ms. Courvier’s lawyer demanded they be kept and preserved in writing, and after her brother personally travelled to the venue and demanded to see the videos.  The videos were destroyed after Live Nation’s claims and risk management department in Los Angeles inquired about the videos.   Live Nation deleted the videos of what happened after Live Nation’s general manager on duty privately watched the videos in his office following the incident.

With the videos deleted, Live Nation denied any responsibility, even though the 300-pound guard admitted he had lifted Ms. Courvier off the ground and admitted he had fallen on her.  With the videos deleted, the guard claimed he had accidentally tripped, and had not body-slammed Ms. Courvier as other eyewitnesses testified.  With the videos deleted, Live Nation allowed the guard to continue working for Live Nation at its venues.  Live Nation continued to allow the guard to work at its venues despite the guard fracturing a patron’s skull and causing a traumatic brain injury, even though Live Nation admitted that it was supposedly against company policy to lift patrons off the ground.  It is clear that Live Nation does not take the safety of its paying customers seriously.

Having destroyed key evidence, Live Nation sought to avoid responsibility due to there being no video of what happened.  Through hard work and determination, Morrow & Sheppard LLP discovered that the videos of the incident had existed and had been deleted by Live Nation.  Morrow & Sheppard conducted investigations, spoke to witnesses, and did an inspection of the premises.  Morrow & Sheppard LLP was able to prove that Live Nation was not telling the truth about its cameras, security processes, and other defenses in the case.

On September 1, 2020, Morrow & Sheppard LLP filed a motion for “death penalty” sanctions against Live Nation, asking the Court to render judgment against Live Nation due to their intentional destruction of key evidence.  On January 12, 2021, Live Nation and Ms. Courvier filed a joint motion to dismiss the case, in which they informed the court they “have compromised and settled all matters in dispute….”

There Is A Need To Act Fast Against Live Nation

Anyone injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld venue should consider hiring an experienced Houston catastrophic attorney capable of acting fast to save evidence and discover what really happened.  Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation today to figure out how we can assist.