Civil rights advocate and fellow festival-goer, Jonathan Corbett posted on his blog back in May about his experience at Electric Daisy Carnival. He wrote about his love for EDC but his dislike for their policy on prescription medication in which he filed a lawsuit against Insomniac.
Insomniac’s policy on prescription drugs is that they are not allowed in the event unless the attendee provides a physical precut option and explains their need for the medication to a safety official. The lawsuit Corbett has filed argues that people like himself who need mediCation are now unable to carry medicine which could put their health at risk. The lawsuit can be read here.
Corbett has now updated us on Insomniac’s response, represented by Greg Hurley and an attorney at Sheppaed Mullin, and they have refused to go to court. Hurley told Corbett he would be “sanctioned for [his] frivolous lawsuit if [he] refuse[s] to dismiss it.”
IN RESPONSES TO DEFENDANTS’ DISCOVERY, PLAINTIFF HAS REFUSED TO DISCLOSE A MEDICAL CONDITION IMPACTED BY THESE 2016 POLICIES. MOREOVER, AS PLAINTIFF HAS REFUSED TO DISCLOSE WHETHER OR NOT PLAINTIFF USES, OR INTENDS TO USE, ILLEGAL DRUGS, IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT THIS IS MERELY AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE A FEDERAL COURT STRIKE A REASONABLE SAFETY POLICY DESIGNED TO PROTECT AGAINST DEATHS FROM ILLEGAL DRUGS. IT IS HARD TO ENVISION A CLEARER ABUSE OF THE ADA STATUTE AND THE JURISDICTION OF THIS COURT.
Insomniac is also arguing for a summary judgment that’s its policy of requiring an attendee to disclose their need for medicine, with no promise of confidentiality, is acceptable.
How do you feel about this lawsuit? Does Corbett have a valid point, or is Insomniac just trying to keep its attendees safe?
You can read Corbett’s entire post about their response here.