In the interest of expediency, a Texas court panel has agreed to examine each of the 387 individual complaints — which total over 2,800 alleged victims — as one large case. The lawsuit seeks to hold Travis Scott and Live Nation accountable for negligence in planning and developing Astroworld, including a lack of crowd management, emergency procedures, and insufficient care. The plaintiffs are seeking billions of dollars in compensation.
In some situations, however, billable hours are difficult to determine. For example, if a single attorney handles several cases for a major firm in one year and those cases cannot be assigned to separate lawyers because of legal requirements or ethical restrictions on how the attorney may represent multiple clients in different matters at once (commonly known as conflict of interest), an easier way to negotiate with all parties involved. It doesn't eliminate the prospect of a few individual cases becoming a benchmark for judges to evaluate how to settle similar claims in the event that the class action lawsuit fails.
Travis Scott has previously asked the courts to toss out the numerous lawsuits filed against him over Astroworld, submitting a "general denial of liability" in response to the several civil claims that are now pending. Scoot offered a full refund to everyone who went to the ill-fated music event, as well as funeral expenses for those who perished, but many of the victim's families have already rejected the offer.We are currently two weeks away from the first quarter of the year. Even if Travis Scott and Live Nation have a case, the damage has been done. While this is not going to happen overnight, it's definitely going to happen eventually.