McBride Concert Spawns Lawsuit

A Michigan woman claiming she was injured during a Martina McBride concert in Owensboro, Ky., last summer has filed a lawsuit against the bank that sponsored the event.

The concert was hosted by Independence Bank as part of the branch’s grand opening festivities, according to the city’s Messenger-Inquirer.

The lawsuit, filed by Linda Thompson in U.S. District Court in Owensboro, is seeking unspecified damages from the bank stemming from an injury she allegedly sustained during the July 3rd event.

Thompson claims she was trying to leave the show when she got wedged between several thousand people going in different directions. As a result, she tripped and fell on a mesh fence that had been knocked over by concert-goers and broke her ankle in several places.

The complaint says Thomson sustained “severe, permanent and progressive personal injuries.” It also alleges that bank officials failed to exercise reasonable measures to protect the crowd from hazards on the premises, the Messenger-Inquirer said.

Pollstar‘s attempts to reach an Independence Bank spokesman were unsuccessful at press time.