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Astroworld Tragedy: 275 Lawsuits to be Consolidated as Most Parties’ Allegations are Similar

The Astroworld tragedy that resulted in the death of 10 people including an Indian-American student and a nine-year-old boy has faced more than 275 lawsuits alleging negligence and misconduct by Travis Scott, the venue, and the event’s organisers.


Now, according to a report by Variety, attorneys on both sides of the case have filed a motion to consolidate the cases before a single judge. Considering how the claims are similar, the principal defendants have consented to consolidate it along with the attorneys who are representing over 2500 plaintiffs.

“Nearly every petition alleges the same or similar common fact questions related to the alleged negligence — such as failures of safety and security rules, crowd control and emergency response measures, and failures to provide adequate security, supervision, training, and care,” the motion states.

A Forbes report stated that another reason for the consolidation of the lawsuits was to avoid conflicting rulings and eliminate duplicate evidence.

It is expected that more cases will be filed and the motion states that they will also be consolidated with the already existing ones.

On November 5, a deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music concert left 10 dead and multiple people injured. Over 50,000 people had attended the event.

Following the tragedy, Scott promised a full refund of the tickets and also offered to pay for the victims’ funeral expenses. However, Rolling Stone reported that four of the families rejected it and said that they were waiting for the court’s decision on the matter.


Recently, Hulu aired a controversial documentary about the events that took place at the musical festival titled Astroworld: Concert From Hell. However, the 50-minute documentary drew backlash on social media and it was quickly removed. Hulu later clarified to Variety, that the documentary was originally aired by KTRK, a local news station in Houston and it was not produced by them.