Live Nation "oversold the event and created an atmosphere that was over attended, overcrowded and dangerous," the lawsuit alleges.
The parents of a 22-year-old college student are suing Live Nation after their daughter died of an apparent drug overdose at the 2016 HARD Fest at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
The parents filed the lawsuit on July 31, exactly one-year after Roxanne Ngo, a fourth-year student at UC Riverside, passed away at the massive EDM festival. Her father Hai Ngo filed the suit in San Bernardino Superior Court, alleging negligence and wrongful death charges -- the victim is believed to have died from an overdose of MDMA, the drug commonly referred to as Molly or Ecstacy.
The family's attorney Lee Sherman argues that Live Nation should have been better prepared for overdose-related injuries, especially as temperatures climbed to 90 degrees that day. The lawsuit accuses Live Nation of failing to have an adequate police and security presence at the event and argues that the event's four medical tents were insufficient for the 147,000 people in attendance.