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Man Sues Live Nation, Venue Over Unprovoked Concert Attack

DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. (CelebrityAccessA 44-year old man has filed suit against Live Nation, The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center and others over injuries he allegedly sustained during an attack at a Kid Rock concert in 2013.

According to the Buffalo News, 44-year-old Jason McNeil claims that he and his wife were leaving the venue after the concert when he was struck from behind by an Ontario man, Craig M. Lawson, who was allegedly intoxicated. McNeil claims he was rendered unconscious from the blow, and then struck his head on the ground, after allegedly being mistaken by Lawson for someone else. McNeil's lawyer contends that the assault left him with a severe brain injury that includes partial memory loss.

In the legal complaint, McNeil contends that security personnel at the concert had already determined that Lawson was intoxicated and had already moved to eject him from the venue, but did fully see him out of the gates. Lawson, a co-defendent in the suit, was arrested and charged in connection with the attack.

“He can never work again,” Donald P. Chiari, McNeil’s lawyer told Buffalo News. “All his family wants is to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

McNeil is seeking $150 million, half in compensatory and half in punitive damages. – Staff Writers) –