Remaining wrongful death lawsuit filed after deadly Astroworld concert has been settled, lawyer says

HOUSTON (AP) — The one remaining wrongful loss of life lawsuit filed after 10 individuals had been killed throughout a lethal crowd crush on the 2021 Astroworld music competition has been settled, an lawyer stated Thursday.

Jury choice within the lawsuit filed by the household of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest individual killed in the course of the live performance by rapper Travis Scott, had been set to start Sept. 10.

However S. Scott West, an lawyer for Blount’s household, stated a settlement was reached this week.

Blount’s household had sued Scott, Dwell Nation — the competition’s promoter and the world’s largest dwell leisure firm — and different corporations and people related to the occasion, together with Apple Inc., which livestreamed the live performance.

“The household will proceed its journey to heal, however always remember the enjoyment that Ezra delivered to everybody round him,” West stated in an electronic mail.

The lawsuit filed by Blount’s household was one in every of 10 wrongful loss of life civil fits filed after the lethal live performance.

Earlier this month, legal professionals had introduced that the opposite 9 wrongful loss of life lawsuits had been settled.

Phrases of the settlements in all 10 lawsuits had been confidential.

The settlement of the lawsuit filed by Blount’s household was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.

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