Injury Spurs Denver Suit

Live Nation, the University of Denver and Clear Channel Broadcasting are facing legal action from a concertgoer who claims she was injured during a show at the school’s Magness Arena in March 2006.

According to legal documents obtained by the Rocky Mountain News, only moments after Mudvayne took the stage at the KBPI-FM "Birthday Bash" concert, Nicole LaScalia was knocked to the ground and trampled by other concertgoers.

She was taken away in an ambulance, the lawsuit said, and underwent surgery for fractured leg bones, reportedly racking up about $60,000 in medical bills and enduring "extreme pain and suffering."

While Clear Channel, in response to the suit filed in Denver District Court, called the woman’s claims "frivolous and groundless," LaScalia’s attorney Darrell Elliott told the paper that the concert’s organizers had a responsibility to make sure the show was secure.

"Something like this is reasonably foreseeable," Elliott said. "There has to be sufficient supervision if you have festival seating to protect patrons. In this case it didn’t happen. Oversight was lacking."

Live Nation and the University of Denver refused to comment on pending litigation.