Troy Ave’s going to have his hands full when it comes to the shooting at Irving Plaza. Even though he hasn’t been charged with murder, he’s still fighting felonies related to the shooting, including “one count of second-degree attempted murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.” As he gets his legal team together to handle that situation, he filed a lawsuit against Irving Plaza and Live Nation.
Scott Leemon, Troy’s lawyer, emphasized that Troy didn’t bring a gun into the venue. Leemon makes the argument that if Irving Plaza security had done a better job of securing the location, a gun wouldn’t have been brought into the venue. By proxy, if a gun hadn’t been inside Irving Plaza the shooting would’ve never happened. Because security failed at their job, Leemon thinks that Irving Plaza and Live Nation are responsible for the shooting. Not Troy Ave.
There are some complicated matters to address in order to make this happen but at the very basic, Leemon is essentially asserting that Live Nation and Irving Plaza were negligent.
“In order for a victim to successfully bring a lawsuit against the landlord for negligent security, not only does the victim have to demonstrate that the landlord was negligent in securing the building, but they must also prove that the landlord’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the attack.”
Essentially, in order for a victim (Troy Ave) to bring a lawsuit against the landlord (Irving Plaza) for negligent security (the people who are supposed to check guns), not only does the victim (Troy) have to demonstrate the landlord (Irving Plaza) was negligent in securing the building, but must also prove the negligence was a substantial factor (had they done their jobs, no guns would be in the venue) in causing the attack.
As mentioned earlier, he might not be successful but it’s not one without merit. If Troy’s lawyers can find the proper case law to support these facts, there’s a slight chance he could prove that Live Nation and Irving Plaza are the ones to blame.
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