Travis Scott is facing nearly 3,000 plaintiffs after a Houston attorney filed a $10 billion lawsuit.
Brent Coon, founder of Brent Coon & Associates, is seeking $10 billion dollars for a resolution of all cases. The law firm currently represents 1,500 concert attendees, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 2,800 – so far. The law firm has been investigating NRG Park where the tragedy occurred, filing preservation orders with the court and municipal agencies.
Coon has organized bi-weekly Zoom meetings with all plaintiff law firms related to the Astroworld lawsuits.
Coon filed a request with the Harris County District Court system to combine all cases involved into one courtroom. A hearing to address that petition will be held on December 13.
“In addition to litigating high profile mass tragedies all over the county in the last 35 years, I have also run a concert promotion company for over 20 years and am very familiar with how you are supposed to plan these events,” Coon said in a press statement. “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 to the fact that we possess extensive legal experience as demonstrated by our lead counsel work on many plant explosions, product recalls, and other mass tort acts.”
On December 6, Travis Scott made his first legal action in response to the lawsuits. Scott filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss at least one of the lawsuits and denied responsibility for the allegations against him in at least 11 other lawsuits.
Back in November, Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry filed a $2 billion lawsuit naming Scott, Apple Music, Live Nation, NRG Park, and Drake on behalf of his 282 clients. Apple Music streamed the ill-fated concert, which was quickly removed after social media posts showed concert-goers trying to get the show stopped.
— Ashmely?? (@Ashmelym) November 6, 2021
“‘Stop the show!” one girl gets onto stage and screams at a camera operator, pointing to distressed people in the crowd. “People are dying!” another person can be heard shouting in a widely shared video from the tragedy.