Suit Against WQHT (Hot 97)/N.Y., Met Life Stadium Over Summer Jam '15 Injury Moves To Federal Court
December 12, 2016 at 5:37 AM (PT)
A concertgoer's suit against EMMIS RADIO, LLC and NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM COMPANY LLC, operator of MET LIFE STADIUM in EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ over injuries sustained when a barrier fell on fans at Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK's SUMMER JAM concert in 2015 has been moved from NEW YORK Supreme Court in NASSAU COUNTY to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NEW YORK.
LINDSAY HEMMINGER's complaint alleges that the defendants were negligent in "causing, creating and/or allowing a dangerous, hazardous, and/or unsafe condition to exist" at the stadium and to fail to have sufficient security and training for an "overbooked" concert, which she alleges led to a portable steel barricade falling on her foot.
The concert on JUNE 7, 2015 was marred by clashes between NEW JERSEY State Police and fans after some ticketless patrons allegedly tried to get into the stadium, leading to the closing of some gates and a bottle-throwing meleé that included several arrests and the use of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.