The mother of a 19-year-old who died at HARD Summer has sued concert promoter Live Nation.
Julie Tran, Anaheim, California, has sued the company for negligence and wrongful death on behalf of her late daughter, Emily Michelle Tran. Emily attended the California festival in 2014 and was later transported to South El Monte Hospital. She was pronounced dead from an “acute intoxication of Ecstasy,” according the Los Angeles Times.
The lawsuit, filed earlier this month by lawyer Arthur G. Lesmez, states that Live Nation had or should have had awareness of how raves promote drug use. Live Nation was also to blame, the suit read, for not providing enough security and medical services to ensure guest safety.
Emily’s transport to South El Monte was also allegedly delayed.
Lesmez asked for punitive damages against Live Nation “in order to set an example of it, and to dissuade it from future reckless and illegal conduct.”
The following year’s HARD Summer resulted in the deaths of two college students, one of whom is fellow 19-year-old Katie Dix. The Dix family has also filed suit.