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Live Nation Seeks Dismissal Of Stage Collapse Case

TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — More than four years after the deadly collapse of staging at a concert in Toronto, promoter Live Nation is requesting that the case be thrown out as it is taking too long.

According to the Toronto Star, Live Nation has applied to have the case dismissed, citing an “unreasonable delay.” The motion is scheduled to be heard at Old City Hall on Oct. 14 in front of Justice Shaun Nakatsuru, McCaskill said.

The lawsuits stem from a rigging collapse ahead of a June 16, 2012 concert on Toronto's Downsview Park, which left 33-year-old drum technician Scott Johnson dead and three others injured. Almost a year later, the Ministry of Labour brought charges against Live Nation, as well staging company Optex and Dominic Cugliari, an engineer who was involved in the stage's construction.

Live Nation declined to comment to The Star because the matter is part of an “ongoing litigation.” A motion on the dismissal is set to be heard on Oct. 14th. – Staff Writers