On Eve of Jury Selection, 9 of 10 Astroworld Suits Settle

Only 1 wrongful death action remains in deadly 2021 Travis Scott concert
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2024 11:46 AM CDT
9 of 10 Suits Over Astroworld Crowd Surge Are Settled
Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Nov. 5, 2021. Jury selection had been set to begin Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Madison Dubiski, a 23-year-old Houston resident killed in the crowd crush at Scott's November 2021 concert.   (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Nine of the 10 wrongful death lawsuits filed after the deadly crowd surge at the 2021 Astroworld festival have been settled, including one that was set to go to trial this week, an attorney said Wednesday. Jury selection had been set to begin Tuesday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Madison Dubiski, a 23-year-old Houston resident who was one of 10 people killed during the crowd crush at the Nov. 5, 2021, concert by rap superstar Travis Scott.

But an attorney for Live Nation, the festival's promoter and one of those being sued, said during a court hearing Wednesday that only one wrongful death lawsuit remained pending and the other nine have been settled, including the one filed by Dubiski's family. Terms of the settlements were confidential, and attorneys declined to comment after the court hearing because of a gag order in the case, reports the AP.

The lawsuit that remains pending was filed by the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest person killed during the concert. Attorneys in the litigation are set to meet next week to discuss when the lawsuit filed by Blount's family could be set for trial. More than 4,000 plaintiffs filed hundreds of lawsuits after the concert. Dubiski's case had been chosen by attorneys in the litigation to be the first to go to trial. More than 20 defendants, including Scott, Apple—which livestreamed Scott's concert—and Live Nation had been set to go on trial Tuesday. (A grand jury decided not to indict Scott in 2023.)

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