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Lawsuit Filed Against Live Nation for Accident at The Gorge Ampitheater

Posted on Mar 26, 2021

Davis Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was viciously bitten by a dog while attending a concert at The Gorge Ampitheater

“The Gorge” is an outdoor concert venue or amphitheater that is near the Columbia River in George, Washington. The Gorge venue consists of fencing that surrounds an amphitheater, campgrounds, and parking.  

To gain entrance to the concert venue, the public must pass through multiple security checkpoints. The security checkpoints are staffed and managed by the company known as Live Nation.  Dogs are not allowed at or inside “The Gorge” as per Live Nation’s own rules and policies.  

On June 29, 2018, Live Nation produced a concert at “The Gorge” featuring the classic rock band, “The Grateful Dead.”  The victim in this case purchased a venue or admissions ticket from Live Nation to attend “The Grateful Dead” concert.

On the same day, Live Nation permitted entry of a non-service dog into the “The Grateful Dead” concert venue with a visitor, despite Defendant Live Nation’s own rules that prohibited it.  Live Nation improperly allowed a non-service dog to pass the security checkpoints that were supposed to be monitored and controlled by employees and/or agents of Defendant Live Nation.  Defendant Live Nation also improperly allowed a non-service dog to remain on or inside The Gorge premises for several hours and despite the fact that Live Nation’s employees and security staff observed the dog on the premises over a prolong period of time.

While the victim in this case was walking to his vehicle with his friend in camping section “E” they passed a man who was laying in the grass unconscious and with a dog nearby.  Another concert patron approached the victim and told him that she was very concerned about the man’s health and that he may need prompt medical attention.  The victim slowly approached the man to make sure he was responsive and that he was not experiencing a medical emergency.

The victim was about six to eight feet away from the man when the dog suddenly and unexpectedly lunged at his face. The victim unsuccessfully tried to avoid the dog and/or to avoid an attack or injury inflicted by the dog. The dog managed to attack and inflict injury upon the victim, biting his hand several times.  As a result of an unprovoked dog attack the victim sustained significant bodily injuries and permanent scaring.

MICHAEL J. WALLACE, Plaintiff, vs.  LIVE NATION WORLDWIDE, INC., a Delaware Corporation doing business in Washington, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, individually and the marital community composed thereof; and JOHN and JANE DOES 1 through 5;                      Defendants.
Court: US District Court, Western District of Washington
Case Filed Date: 3/17/2020
Case Number: 2:20-cv-00799 - RSM
DLG Case Number: 202022