A NEW York Supreme Court jury found that Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) should awarded a 36-year-old man $101 million for a fall that left him with a fractured scull during a concert set-up.
The verdict, made in December, related to an incident at Jones Beach Marine Theatre (cap. 15,000) in Wanagh, Long Island, in 2013.
Mark Perez fell from a 10-foot-high Buy booth that he was setting-up, when a forklift crashed into the structure. He subsequently underwent four brain surgeries and suffers from memory loss and requires full-time care.
His 2013 lawsuit sought damages for past and future pain and suffering, lost earnings and medical expenses.
LNE offered a settlement of $31m a week before the trial was to start, but it was rejected by Perez.
In 2016, the judge ruled LNE was liable, but left it up to a jury to decide the amount.