An Orange County law firm has filed a suit against Route 91 Harvest Festival promoter Live Nation requiring full refunds for all 22,000 festival attendees. According to the Southern California firm Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Live Nation has only refunded some attendees for their tickets to the country festival that was attacked by a gunman, leaving 58 killed and hundreds injured.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s almost March 2018 and only a portion of those who purchased tickets to the October concert, which ended in massacre, have had their money refunded,” said attorney Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. in a release.
The suit states that plaintiffs Kevin and Laura Thompson paid over $500 combined for their general admission tickets to the three-day festival held from Sept. 26- Oct. 1, 2017. General Admission tickets for the festival cost about $210 each with VIP packages ranging from $375 to $750 per ticket.
The Las Vegas event culminated in a gunman firing at fans who were watching the final set from headliner Jason Aldean. While not all 22,000 attendees were present during the attack, attorneys are still looking to get ticketholders refunded for the entire event.
Attorneys for the suit say that of the roughly 22,000 fans who attended the event throughout the weekend, only those who actively sought out a refund were given one.
“As we were interviewing several hundred of our clients, we realized some had received refunds and some had not. It didn’t matter if they were family members of deceased, gunshot victims or traumatized because of the shooting and their escape. The only factor was that those that heard about a refund through Facebook or friends and demanded a refund, got it. So we decided to make one demand on behalf of everyone,” said Craig Eiland an attorney from Austin, Texas who along with James Lee of LeeMurphy in Houston, Texas joined forces with Robinson Calcagnie to bring the suit.