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W.Va. premises liability lawsuit involves rap star

Most people who attend concerts or other live shows do not expect to suffer any kind of injury while at the performance venue. Sometimes, however, hazardous conditions on the property may lead to injuries. Likewise, if the property owner does not provide security at the venue, it can also lead to a variety of problems.

A man recently filed a lawsuit in West Virginia in which he claims that he suffered serious injury while attending a concert at a local restaurant. His lawsuit alleges that a large group of people physically attacked the man while he was at the concert. The lawsuit names more than 40 defendants. One of those defendants is the rap star known as Wiz Khalifa, who is a partner of the record company that apparently had some involvement with the concert.

The man claims that the assault was unprovoked and that inadequate security on the property was partially to blame for the assault. His lawsuit alleges that the property owners breached their obligation to keep him safe while he was on the property.

The lawsuit states that the plaintiff suffered injuries including a broken jaw, which required reconstructive surgeries and dental work. In addition, he alleges that he had to be hospitalized multiple times as a result of the injuries. The man is seeking compensation for damages including lost income, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.

Owners of these kinds of bars and restaurants that are also concert venues should always make the safety of their patrons their number one priority. When the performance attracts a substantial crowd of people, the owners and organizers must have sufficient security to handle any foreseeable problems. Failure to do so can result in injuries like the ones that the plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges.

Source: The West Virginia Record, "Rapper Wiz Khalifa named in Morgantown lawsuit," Chris Dickerson and Kyla Asbury, June 17, 2014

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