Festivals in Los Angeles are under fire again, and it seems like HARD Summer is the victim again. It was just not long ago that a family was suing Live Nation, the parent company of HARD Summer, for negligence and wrongful death back at HARD Summer 2015 at The Fairplex in Pomona, and it seems like another family is stepping forward.

“Filed earlier this month in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the lawsuit said that the Beverly Hills company knew, or should have known, that raves like Hard Summer encourage the possession, distribution and consumption of illegal drugs like Ecstasy.”

This suit follows the family of Emily Michelle Tran who died two years ago after being transported to a hospital from HARD Summer 2014. The suit was filed earlier this month claiming that “Live Nation breached its duty to keep its attendees safe” by not discouraging drug use. The fate of the suit has yet to be seen, but with so much scrutiny around the festival, we are worried about its future in Southern California

The lawsuit further went on to accuse Live Nation of being “negligent, careless and reckless,” and having failed to provide adequate security and medical services. It also alleged that the company “knowingly oversold the event and created an atmosphere that was over-attended, overcrowded and dangerous.” The lawsuit also charged that Tran’s transport to the hospital was “negligently delayed.”

“They turned a blind eye to the known risks in order to capitalize on teenagers and young adults, who believed they were attending a safe party environment properly staffed with adequate security services and emergency personnel,” said the lawsuit, filed by lawyer Arthur G. Lesmez on behalf of Tran’s mother, Julie, a resident of Anaheim.


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