Verdicts & Settlements

Judge Awards Injured Concertgoer for Stage-Diving Injury

Myers v. Moore $1.4 Million Verdict

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Date of Verdict: Feb. 12.

Court and Case No.: Eastern District of Pennsylvania No. 12-597.

Judge: Jan E. DuBois.

Type of Action: Personal Injury.

Injuries: Cracked skull.

Plaintiffs Counsel: Neil E. Jokelson, Neil E. Jokelson & Associates, Philadelphia.

Defense Counsel: John J. Delany, Delany & O'Brien, Woodbury, N.J.

Comment: Four years after the lead singer of the band Fishbone cracked the skull of a concertgoer with a stage dive, a federal judge has entered a judgment of $1.4 million against members of the band.

Kimberly Myers, who attended the February 2010 concert at the World Cafe Live in University City where Fishbone was the opening act, has had severe and persistent medical problems from the injuries she suffered when Angelo Moore dove from the stage and into the crowd where she was standing, U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found.

DuBois explained his findings in a written opinion.

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