box1 header1
Entry Detail
Terms of Use The data on this site is for education, insights, and entertainment, and is not to be used for commercial purposes. If you want to use content for noncommercial purposes, be kind and give us due credit. To read the full Terms of Use, click here.
Options Conduct New Search
Copy Permalink to this Item
Fan Injured At King of Pop's Gig
Highest Court Fourth Circuit
Year Ended 1993
Plaintiffs Concert Attendee(s)
Defendants MJJ Productions
Music Promoter(s)
Music Proprietor(s)
Security Service(s)
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Plaintiff was waiting to use the restroom at a Michael Jackson concert in Landover, Maryland, when a couple nearby had a physical altercation that resulted in Plaintiff being knocked over and injured. She received a "Smith fracture" in her right arm, and sued just about everyone involved in putting on the concert, including Jackson's corporate entity, the promoter, proprietor, et. al., alleging her injury was a direct result of Defendants' negligence. The court held for Defendants. Landowners only owe duties to exercise reasonable/ordinary care and to protect invitees from dangers either known or discoverable through reasonable care. Regarding third parties' tortious conduct (as here), landowners are held to higher standards of care only if a "special relationship" exists, as with common carriers. None of the Defendants had a reason to anticipate this behavior, and all reasonable care was taken, including the hiring of more than 200 employees to monitor events, and no "special relationship" existed. - LSW

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

Opinions Hailman v. M.J.J. Production, Inc.
1993 WL 307136
Fourth Circuit , August 05, 1993 ( No. 92-1773 )

Errors Do you see something that is not correct?
The Discography is an ongoing project. Some entries in the database are displayed in various stages of completion. If you see spelling or grammar issues, they are likely to be corrected in the near future as they're noticed by editors (they're on the "To Do" list, we promise). But If you notice errors regarding facts, legal conclusions, or other information, please contact us to let us know. We've done our best, but can't assure perfection. Thank you.

Related Searches Parties
Concert Attendee(s) ( Plaintiff )
MJJ Productions ( Defendant )
Music Promoter(s) ( Defendant )
Music Proprietor(s) ( Defendant )
Security Service(s) ( Defendant )

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

Fourth Circuit (highest court)

permalink to this entry