Attorneys file to combine nearly 300 lawsuits in Astroworld festival tragedy

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Monday, December 6, 2021
ABC News' Astroworld timeline gives organized view of the disaster
As another lawsuit is filed in the wake of the Astroworld disaster, a newly released video timeline offers a minute-by-minute breakdown coupled with what happened in the crowd and on stage.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- More than a month since the Astroworld Festival tragedy that killed 10 people, lawyers for the victims and concert organizers are asking to combine all of the lawsuits.

Attorneys filed a motion with the Texas Supreme Court last week to combine the 275 lawsuits together. The motion states this will make sure only one judge is hearing the case to keep rulings consistent and to cut down on scheduling conflicts.

The video above is from a previous story.

The panel has yet to rule on the motion filed.

A month since the tragedy, a memorial is still up at NRG Park to honor the 10 victims who died. Meanwhile, the investigation into Travis Scott's concert is still ongoing.

Last week, several families turned down Scott's offer to pay for funeral costs.

"Travis is devastated by the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured. Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community," Scott's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli wrote.

In his reply, Robert Hilliard, an attorney representing Treston Blount, the father of the youngest Astroworld victim Ezra Blount, declined the offer, saying that while he believes Scott feels remorse, the rapper must see "that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy."


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