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$________ Concert venue negligence - Unreasonable danger for concert attendees - The plaintiff burned in mosh pit fire at "OzzFest" concert.

San Bernardino County, California

The 23-year-old male plaintiff was attending a concert when he was thrown into a fire that was buring in the "mosh pit" at an OzzFest concert. The plaintiff brought suit against the owners of the venue and the security company providing security at the event. The plaintiff contended that the defendants were well aware that hundreds of fires were historically set at each of the OzzFests and similar concerts.

The plaintiff contended that defendants took inadequate steps to prevent the fires from starting and inappropriate measures to put them out after they began; instead, often allowing them to burn uncontrolled.

The plaintiff contended that this created an unreasonable danger for concert goers.

On June 30, ________, the plaintiff and two of his friends were attending the ________ OzzFest held at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion. In the early evening hours, the plaintiff was standing on the lawn area of the venue, when a mosh pit fire broke out near him. Before he could leave to move closer to the stage and away from the fire, an unknown person picked him up and threw him into the fire. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries as a result.

@TITLEHD = DEFENDANTS’ CONTENTIONS The defendants maintained that the plaintiff was a willing participant and was aware that mosh pit fires were a foreseeable risk at these types of concerts. The defendants also maintained that the plaintiff had been a willing participant at this type of event in the past and had in fact been burned in another earlier incident. The defendants further maintained that mosh pit fires cannot be prevented.

The plaintiff denied that he was a willing participant in this or any previous mosh pit fire events.

The matter settled for $________ consisting of $________ from the venue defendants and $________ from the security defendant.

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