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Settlement reached in Live Nation wrongful death lawsuit



A confidential settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Live Nation in 2020.

A Jefferson City man, Jasen Smith, died on May 16, 2019. According to previous reporting from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press, Smith was hit in the head with a rental chair following a concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights. Staff had allegedly been throwing chairs into a walkway when Smith went back to grab a t-shirt, according to the report.

A motion for approval of the settlement was filed on Friday by Charles “Chip” Gentry, one of the attorneys for Smith’s wife, Darcy.

“On behalf of herself and her family, after a hard fought lawsuit, Darcy welcomes the closing of this chapter so that true healing can begin,” Gentry told ABC 17 News in an email early Monday.

Live Nation Entertainment works with several music and event venues in Mid-Missouri, including The Blue Note, Rose Music Hall, Ragtag Cinema, Taylor Stadium, Reynolds Alumni Center, Rhynsburger Theater, according to the promoter's website.

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