CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) — A state appeals court put the kibosh on a woman's plans to sue promoter C3 Presents over a broken ankle that she suffered at their Lollapalooza event in Chicago.
According to the Cook County Register, the 3 judge panel issued a decision supporting a lower court's summary judgement that cleared the C3 Presents of any liability for plaintiff Magdalena Rozowicz's injuries.
Rozowicz had accused C3 Presents of negligence after she injured herself in a fall at the 2011 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. Rozowicz claimed that after being bumped in a crowd, that she slipped and fell in mud caused by poor weather conditions.
Festival organizers testified that Rozowicz attempted to leave the festival grounds in an area that was not a designated exit.
In its original ruling, the trial court ruled that there was nothing "unreasonably dangerous about the existence of mud at an outdoor concert," a decision that Rozowicz unsuccessfully appealed.
In the appelhate court's ruling, Justice John B. Simon wrote: “The plaintiff argues C3 owed her a duty of care to provide a safe egress from the concert grounds, but instead created an unreasonable risk of harm by forcing her to exit over a crowded incline that was poorly lit and covered in trees, the dangerous condition of which was exacerbated by the mud.”
Rozowicz was represented in the action by attorneys with the Finch Law Group, of Chicago.
C3 was defended by the firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, of Chicago.