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LAMB OF GOD Fan Files Lawsuit Against Live Nation Over Spinal Injury Sustained at 2012 Show

Happy 2015 Live Nation, here's a lawsuit.

Happy 2015 Live Nation, here's a lawsuit.

Happy 2015 Live Nation, here's a lawsuit.

A Lamb of God fan is suing concert promoter Live Nation after claiming he was trampled at a November 2012 Lamb of God show. Metalhead William Tarantino claims he was knocked to the ground and suffered injuries due to what he claims was Live Nation's "negligence and carelessness." Tarantino claims the following injuries were sustained: "multiple traumatic fractures of the cervical spine requiring surgical fusion; bruises and contusions about the head, neck, body and limbs; permanent impairment of the cervical spine; permanent disfiguring scarring of the neck; bi-lateral shoulder pain; upper back pain; and a severe shock to his nervous system, including a temporary inability to stand or walk after the event." Tarintino claims he still suffers, as the surgery did not completely cure him.

Live Nation is accused of "[failing] to provide adequate security for its event patrons and/or business invites; despite the fact that [Live Nation] knew or should have known that the patrons attending the Lamb of God concert event were prone to altercations and/or creating conditions that posed a danger to the safely of other patrons; [and] despite the fact that prior violent and/ar injurious incidents had occurred at similar concerts and/or under similar circumstances."

The band were not named in the lawsuit. Tarantino is seaking $75,000 in damages.

What does this mean for you? It means Live Nation will most likely become even stricter about security at their shows now to prevent lawsuits like this from happening in the future.

Of course, this is not the first time a fan altercation at a Lamb of God show resulted in a lawsuit. Frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicions of manslaughter after a fan died stagediving at one of their concerts. Blythe was eventually cleared of all charges.

[via TMZ / Blabbermouth]

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