All Good Responds

The organizers of the All Good Festival in West Virginia have denied responsibility for the paralyzing injury a man claims he suffered while attending the fest in July 2010.

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

In June 14 response, Walther Productions said Weaver had a pre-existing medical, physical and/or mental condition, according to court documents obtained by the local State Journal, for which the company could not be held responsible.

The response also noted Weaver’s negligence reduces or bars his $75,000 claim for relief, and accused third parties including Event Staffing of negligence for the alleged damages.

In his suit, Weaver admitted he 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.

The man claimed he experienced severe pain and discomfort and informed staffers he was severely injured.
He also alleged security staffers failed to properly determine if he was injured and failed to properly transport him from the swampy area.