Illinois families file lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation

After two close friends died in the Astroworld party tragedy, their families filed lawsuits against Travis Scott, the entertainment company Live Nation, and more.

The families of Jacob “Jake” Gorinc, 20, and Franco Patino, 21, both of Naperville, Illinois, were among the last people to file lawsuits over the November 5 Astroworld concert tragedy in Houston, Texas, which claimed 10 lives. Hundreds were injured.

The suit states that Scott and Live Nation failed to protect the people at the concert.

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Travis Scott performs on the first day of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/Associated Press)
(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

“The accused grossly failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those attending the ceremony, including but not limited to failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, appropriate barriers, and failure to provide adequate emergency medical support.” As stated in the lawsuit.

The two friends, Gorinick and Patino, were teammates on the Newquay Valley High School football team in Naperville.

Both were also in college, with Patino attending the University of Dayton in Ohio, while Gorenick attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Crowds watch Travis Scott perform at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston.  Several people were killed and several more injured in what officials described as a wave of crowds at the music festival as Scott performed.  Officials announced a

Crowds watch Travis Scott perform at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021 in Houston. Several people were killed and several more injured in what officials described as a wave of crowds at the music festival as Scott performed. Officials declared a “mass casualty incident” just after 9 p.m. Friday night during the festival in which an estimated 50,000 people attended, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference. (Beauty)
(Jamal Ellis/Houston Chronicle via The Associated Press)

The Gorenick and Patino families represent Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio, which filed lawsuits earlier this week in the Harris County courts in Houston.

Philip Corboy Jr., partner at the law firm, told the Chicago Tribune that friends were celebrating Jake’s 21st birthday.

Travis Scott performs on the first day of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021, in Houston.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/Associated Press)

Travis Scott performs on the first day of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/Associated Press)
((Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP))

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“A healthy 20- or 21-year-old goes to a concert thinking they’re going to have some fun, and they’re going to celebrate, in this case, Jake’s 21st birthday,” Corboy said. “No one expects to go to something as happy and exhilarating as a concert where they end up dying. No one expects when they pay these high prices for those concert tickets that they have to worry about things like that.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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