We learned weeks before the one-year anniversary of the deadly Astroworld festival that at least two victims’ families had settled their cases.
On Wednesday night, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced a settlement with the family of Axel Acosta, a 21-year-old festival attendee from Washington state.
In a statement, Buzbee said:
“The family of Axel Acosta’s claims against Travis Scott, Live Nation, Apple, and others involved in the Astroworld tragedy have been settled. The terms are private. Axel Acosta, the victim, was a beloved son, brother, and student. He’ll be sorely missed. Axel Acosta should not have died. We hope that this lawsuit and settlement will result in much-needed changes in how concerts are planned, permitted, organized, and executed, making such events safer for everyone involved.”
Furthermore, according to attorneys familiar with the cases, the family of Brianna Rodriguez, a 16-year-old from the Houston Heights, settled their case.
They are the first of their kind to emerge from the deadly Astroworld festival on November 5, 2021.
Live Nation’s attorneys were contacted late Wednesday evening but received no response.
The terms of the settlements are private and have not been made public on the court’s website.
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