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Injury at Doobies/Skynyrd Gig
Highest Court Missouri Court of Appeals
Year Ended 2000
Plaintiffs Concert Attendee(s)
Defendants Investor(s)
Music Promoter(s)
Music Proprietor(s)
Other Doobie Brothers
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Short Description Plaintiff attended a concert in Missouri to see the Doobie Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, at which Plaintiff had a tiff with a "long-haired gentleman," who proceeded to assault Plaintiff with a bottle. Plaintiff sued the venue and various other parties involved in the promotion and execution of the event, alleging they were liable for the long haired gentleman's actions. The court granted summary judgment for Defendants; in Missouri there is generally no duty to anticipate the tortious or criminal acts of third parties unless 1) the perpetrator is a repeated and expected offender, or 2) there exists a "special relationship" between Plaintiff and Defendant, such as when Defendant is induced to rely on Plaintiff's measures. While 55 similar assaults (though only one with a bottle) had been reported at similar concerts, Defendants had no specific knowledge of the long-haired gentleman or his propensity for violence. Further, the court denied Plaintiff's request to amend their complaint to assert claims as "third party beneficiaries" of Defendants agreements amongst themselves. - LSW

Legal Issues
Torts Negligence Negligent Supervision, Procedures & Precautions
    Personal & Emotional Injury

Opinions Hudson v. Riverport Performance Arts Centre
37 S.W.3d 261
Missouri Court of Appeals , November 21, 2000 ( No. ED 77306 )

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Concert Attendee(s) ( Plaintiff )
Doobie Brothers ( Other )
Investor(s) ( Defendant )
Lynyrd Skynyrd ( Other )
Music Promoter(s) ( Defendant )
Music Proprietor(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Torts / Negligence / Negligent Supervision, Procedures & Precautions
Torts / Negligence / Personal & Emotional Injury

Missouri Court of Appeals (highest court)

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