Illinois families file lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation

After two close friends were killed in the Astroworld concert tragedy, their families are filing wrongful death lawsuits against Travis Scott, the entertainment company Live Nation, and more.

The families of Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, 20, and Franco Patino, 21, both of Naperville, Illinois, are among the latest to file lawsuits as a result of the November 5 concert tragedy at Astroworld in Houston, Texas, in which 10 people died. and hundreds of injured.

The lawsuit states that Scott and Live Nation failed to protect people at the concert.

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Travis Scott performs on Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP)
(Amy Harris / Invision / AP)

“The defendants flagrantly breached their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of concert-goers, including, but not limited to, failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, adequate barricades, and not providing a sufficient amount of emergency medical support, “the lawsuit states.

The two friends, Jurinek and Patino, were soccer 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 the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale.

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The crowd watches as Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston.  Several people were killed and many others injured in what officials described as a surge of people at the music festival as Scott performed.  The officials declared a

The crowd watches as Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. Several people were killed and many others injured in what officials described as a surge of people at the music festival as Scott performed. Authorities declared a “mass casualty incident” shortly after 9 pm Friday during the festival, which was attended by about 50,000 people, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference. (Jamaal)
(Jamaal Ellis / Houston Chronicle via AP)

The Jurinek and Patino families are being represented by the Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio, who filed the lawsuits earlier this week in Harris County courts in Houston.

Phillip Corboy Jr., a partner at the law firm, told the Chicago Tribune that the friends were celebrating Jake’s 21st birthday.

Travis Scott performs on Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston.  (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP)

Travis Scott performs on Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP)
((Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP))

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“A healthy, strong 20- or 21-year-old goes to a concert thinking that they will have a little fun and that they are going to celebrate, in this case, Jake’s 21st birthday,” Corboy said. “Nobody expects to go to something as happy and joyous as a concert where they end up dying. Nobody anticipates that when they pay these high prices for these concert tickets they will have to worry about things like that.”

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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