$150M Suit In Darien Lakes Attack

The family of a fan who was left with severe and permanent brain injuries when he was punched at a Kid Rock concert at  filed a $150 million suit against the venue, Live Nation and other companies involved in the staging the show.

 concert at the Darien Center, N.Y., amphitheatre when an allegedly drunken Craig Lawson, also named in the suit, approached them and punched Jason in the head.

He fell, sustaining injuries that the complaint alleges left him with debilitating and permanent disabilities. Contemporary Services Corporation, which provided security, as well as SMG and subcontractor Aramark, which the couple accuses of supplying Lawson with alcohol, are also named defendants.

The pair accuses the venue, promoter and security firm with failing to provide sufficient security, training of security personnel, or enact appropriate policies regarding alcohol consumption.

The complaint alleges that Lawson was detained after attacking another concertgoer, but was released without being escorted from the building.

When he was released, he “almost immediately” returned to the site of the initial attack, and struck McNeil. The lawsuit charges 14 defendants with negligence, violation of New York liquor law, reckless disregard for safety, and loss of “support, society, companionship, guidance, services and consortium” for Pamela McNeil.