All Good Back In Court

The All Good Festival in West Virginia faces a $75,000 suit from a man who suffered a paralyzing injury at the fest in July 2010.

Daniel Weaver’s complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, accuses event producer Walther Productions, venue owner Marvin’s Mountaintop and staffing company Event Staffing of negligence.

The suit says Weaver took off his clothes and ran through the festival grounds naked. He was chased by staffers into the woods and leapt into a swampy area before employees forced him to his feet and carried him by his arms and legs to a central location.

Weaver claims he experienced severe pain and discomfort, and informed staffers he was severely injured.

The suit accuses the festival and its producer of failing to employ “a competent security service” and failing to ensure security staff was properly trained.

It also alleges the security staffers failed to properly determine if Weaver was injured and failed to properly transport him from the swampy area.

“As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of the defendants,” the suit says, Weaver sustained injuries of a “serious and permanent nature including a fracture of the C6 vertebra which resulted in a compromise of the spinal cord and paralysis from the chest down, and plaintiff was otherwise greatly injured and damaged.”

Weaver’s suit seeks interest and costs in addition to the $75,000 in damages.

This isn’t the first legal action All Good has faced. Several suits were filed stemming from a campground accident during last year’s fest.

One woman was killed and two others were injured when a truck lost control and careened 30 or 40 feet down a hillside into their tent. The family of the woman who died is attempting to settle the suit before it goes to court in August. Mediation is scheduled to begin in June.