SXSW, Steve Madden Cleared In Texas Atty's Concert Injury

Law360, Dallas (July 6, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Friday said SXSW Inc. and Steve Madden Ltd. can’t be held liable for an Austin lawyer’s injuries caused by falling camera equipment at a concert during the music festival, saying they were not in control of the third-party camera operator.

Attorney Richard Fagerberg filed suit after suffering a serious head injury caused by the fallen equipment during a concert at Stubb’s BBQ Restaurant that was part of the 2011 SXSW festival, alleging he had to discontinue his criminal defense practice because of diminished mental capacity. The showcase was sponsored by Steve Madden, which hired a third-party...

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