Friends celebrating 21st birthday during concert
Following the deaths of two close friends in the Astroworld concert tragedy, their families are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment Company, and others.
The families of 20-year-old Jacob “Jake” Jurinek and 21-year-old Franco Patino, both from Naperville, Illinois, are among the latest people to file suit as a result of the November 5 Astroworld concert tragedy in Houston, Texas, which killed 10 people. And hundreds were injured.
The lawsuit states that Scott and Live Nation failed to protect the individuals at the concert.
“The defendants seriously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of concert attendees, including failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, proper barricades, and but is not limited to failure to provide an adequate amount of emergency medical assistance,” the suit states.
Two friends, Jurinec and Patino, were football teammates at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
Both were also in college, as Patino attended the University of Dayton in Ohio, while Jurinek attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
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The families of Jurinec and Patino are being represented by Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio, who filed the lawsuit earlier this week in Harris County Court in Houston.
Law firm partner Philip Corboy Jr. told the Chicago Tribune that friends were celebrating Jake’s 21st birthday.
“A healthy, strong 20- or 21-year-old kid goes to a concert thinking he’s going to have some fun, and they’re going to celebrate Jake’s 21st birthday, in this case,” Corboy said. . “No one expects something as happy and joyous as a concert to go where they die. No one anticipates that when they pay these high prices for these concert tickets they will get something like this.” things to worry about.”