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Jury more than triples award to fall victim

World News
January 29, 2020

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.

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