Apple, Drake and others face $750 million lawsuit over Astroworld deaths

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited November 2021
A new $750 million lawsuit has been filed against Apple, promoter Live Nation, and performers Drake and Travis Scott, alleging gross negligence lead to the injuries and deaths at the Astroworld concert.




A total of 10 people were killed, and more than 300 injured, when a crowd surged during Travis Scott's performance at Astroworld on November 5, 2021. Now a lawyer representing 125 concertgoers has filed a suit against the organizers, key performers, and also Apple, whose Apple Music service streamed the event.

According to The Houston Chronicle, local attorney Tony Buzbee claims gross negligence, and seeks damages for "the loss of mental and physical health, and human life."

"No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life," Buzbee says in his filing. "The quantum sought includes sufficient punitive damages to punish and make an example of all involved in the streaming, promotion, organization and failed execution of the concert, and also to encourage those who engage in such activity to do so with safety at the forefront, not just as an afterthought."

Buzbee has also took to Instagram to announce both this suit, and a future one.

"We filed suit today on behalf of 125 Astroworld concertgoers, to include the family of Axel Acosta," posted Buzbee. "Axel died at the concert. Many of the clients named in this lawsuit suffered broken bones, or twisted knees, or orthopedic injuries. Many have psychological injury."

"I expect we will file on behalf of another 100 individuals very soon," he continued. "[Based] on what I know now... it is my firm belief that every individual who attended that concert and who suffered injury will be fairly compensated. I intend to make sure of it."

The Houston Chronicle report was first spotted by iMore.

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  • Reply 1 of 23
    I certainly understand the cause for a lawsuit, but I cannot see how Apple, whose sole involvement was streaming the concert, could be held responsible for anything to do with the tragic incident that cost so many lives. 

    Lawyers are just looking for the deepest pockets. 
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  • Reply 2 of 23
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 1,031member
    Sounds like an ambulance chaser has decided to go after the deepest pockets - Apple.

    Good luck with that.
    iOS_Guy80NYC362qwerty52byronlllamaDnykjpRfC6fnBswatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 23
    NYC362 said:
    I certainly understand the cause for a lawsuit, but I cannot see how Apple, whose sole involvement was streaming the concert, could be held responsible for anything to do with the tragic incident that cost so many lives. 

    Lawyers are just looking for the deepest pockets. 
    Rule 1 for US Lawyers : Sue everyone no matter how involved they are or not and see what sticks.

    Apple's first move will be to dismiss the case against them.

    iOS_Guy80qwerty52beowulfschmidtbyronlcharlesatlaswilliamlondonarturo.soldatiniwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 23
    NYC362 said:
    I certainly understand the cause for a lawsuit, but I cannot see how Apple, whose sole involvement was streaming the concert, could be held responsible for anything to do with the tragic incident that cost so many lives. 

    Lawyers are just looking for the deepest pockets. 
    Were they just paid for the streaming service or were they joint producers of the event?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 23
    Lawyers will ruin America
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  • Reply 6 of 23
    Lawyers will ruin America
    They always does, just look at who writes our laws, mostly lawyers or lawyers involved.
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 23
    mknelsonmknelson Posts: 1,114member
    NYC362 said:
    I certainly understand the cause for a lawsuit, but I cannot see how Apple, whose sole involvement was streaming the concert, could be held responsible for anything to do with the tragic incident that cost so many lives. 

    Lawyers are just looking for the deepest pockets. 
    Were they just paid for the streaming service or were they joint producers of the event?
    Live Nation Worldwide, Scoremore Holdings LLC
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 23
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    Apple will be dropped from the lawsuit fairly quickly. 
    williamlondonravnorodomwatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 23
    Lawyers will ruin America
    The sad fact is that if people did what they were supposed to do, every lawyer would be out of a job. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 23
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 6,083member
    "No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,"...
    ... but since we're on the subject...
    byronlwilliamlondonarturo.soldatiniwatto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 23
    mknelson said:
    NYC362 said:
    I certainly understand the cause for a lawsuit, but I cannot see how Apple, whose sole involvement was streaming the concert, could be held responsible for anything to do with the tragic incident that cost so many lives. 

    Lawyers are just looking for the deepest pockets. 
    Were they just paid for the streaming service or were they joint producers of the event?
    Live Nation Worldwide, Scoremore Holdings LLC
    Yes, I know but were Live Nation the sole producers? In other words did Live Nation flat out pay a fee to Apple for the streaming service or was it arranged as a joint venture?
  • Reply 12 of 23
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    sflocal said:
    "No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,"...
    ... but since we're on the subject...
    You think a corporation would pay any heed to any punishment other than a punitive financial one?  Sure, make them apologise, that'll learn them.
  • Reply 13 of 23
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    crowley said:
    sflocal said:
    "No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,"...
    ... but since we're on the subject...
    You think a corporation would pay any heed to any punishment other than a punitive financial one?  Sure, make them apologise, that'll learn them.
    So do you support the charge against Apple? How were they ‘grossly negligent’ ? 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 14 of 23
    igforbes said:
    Lawyers will ruin America
    The sad fact is that if people did what they were supposed to do, every lawyer would be out of a job. 
    If you did what you were supposed to do, you would never venture outside your house without a lawyer at your side who will tell you what of the millions of federal, state and county laws that you are breaking with every step.
    The USA is being strangled by its own laws.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 15 of 23
    Houston fire department, police department, and city mayor have far more responsibility for approving the concert permit. 
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  • Reply 16 of 23
    Lawyers will ruin America

    Lawers HAVE ruined America (North America excluding Canada, to be precise)

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 23
    Tony Buzbee is the worst kind of ambulance chasing lawyer there is. This guy would sue his dog if the dog peed on his carpet and he had some money.

    He is the lawyer who recruited 17 women to go after DeShaun Watson and has so far failed to extort any money from him despite running a media campaign.

    And can someone tell me why Apple is on his list of potential extortion victims? What did they have to do with this?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 18 of 23
    Suing the event organizer? Sure, go for it. Suing the company that streamed the event over the internet? Riiiight....
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 19 of 23
    alanh said:
    Lawyers will ruin America

    Lawers HAVE ruined America (North America excluding Canada, to be precise)

    I have seen a lot of crap that goes on in canuck  land so need to pretend that canada is some wonderful utopia and everyone  are out riding their unicorn going after that pot of gold at the end off all of the relentless rainbows.  I mean I would be bragging on a place
    that police go into a church and handcuffs a pastor. That wasn’t right. 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 20 of 23
    Yes, I read an article when this was happening so I've been subsequently included on this lawsuit. There goes my $238.40 savings account!!
    gilly33watto_cobra
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