Three weeks after 10 people died and hundreds of others were injured at the Astroworld Festival tragedy, the number of lawsuits, plaintiffs and named defendants continues to mount, the demand for damages now tops $3 billion and the lawyer headcount involved in the litigation exceeds six dozen, including some of the most prominent and powerful law firms in Texas.
Travis Scott, Live Nation and others involved in organizing Astroworld are facing a flood of litigation following Friday’s deadly crowd surge.
More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed and a criminal investigation has been opened after eight people died and hundreds were injured in an apparent crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival on Friday.
The legal liabilities will reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars for the producers, promoters, performers and subcontractors – including security firms – of Houston’s Astroworld Festival Friday night
It’s still a thrill for Richard Mithoff: stepping into a case on short notice, coming up to speed quickly on a complex area of law, and explaining as clearly as possible to judge and jury why his client should prevail.
The family of a girl struck by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park during the 2019 season has reached a confidential settlement with the Astros, the family’s attorney said Friday afternoon.
A few months after the death of famed Houston trial lawyer Joe Jamail in 2016, another prominent attorney, Richard Mithoff, created an endowment to memorialize his life-long friend’s commitment to pro bono and military service. Since, the endowment has helped provide legal services to 8,800 veterans in Texas…
“This opinion reaffirms the rights of state and local authorities, such as Harris County, to enforce penalties for post-sale tampering with automobile emission control devices and to proceed against Volkswagen for its unlawful conduct,” said nationally prominent Houston attorney Richard Mithoff. Mithoff was retained in 2015 by Harris County to lead a team of local lawyers in representing Harris County, including Russell Post, Earnest Wotring and Bennie Agosto.
The Ninth Circuit has poked holes in a federal shield that allowed Volkswagen to dodge claims that it violated two U.S. counties’ anti-tampering laws during its 2015 clean diesel emissions-cheating scandal, exposing the German automaker to additional damages and prolonged legal battles.
The details of the tragedy were strikingly familiar to Mithoff, a prominent Houston trial lawyer who had represented the family of an American couple killed in the 2009 crash of an Airbus A330-200 operating as Air France Flight 447. In both cases, a sensor had provided incorrect data to automated operating systems, triggering a confusing cacophony of warnings and alarms.