The rock band AC/DC has been dismissed from a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the father of one of three teenagers who were crushed to death during its Jan. 18 concert.
The lawsuit by the father of 14-year-old Curtis Child said the band, a security firm, arena managers and others were negligent in putting on the concert at the Salt Palace.Attorneys for the band members Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams and Chris Slade contended the lawsuit did not clearly describe the allegations.
In a ruling Monday, 3rd District Judge Richard Moffat wrote that Child's father, Bruce C. Child, "must have a reasonable, well-founded, honest belief that a cause of action has been stated based on both fact and law.
The $8 million lawsuit filed Feb. 4 named the band, Spectacor Management Group, concert promoter J.C. McNeil, security firm Contemporary Services Corp., the band's agent and manager, and sponsor KBER Radio.
While the ruling dismisses the band, the complaint against the other defendants still stands.
Curtis Child, Elizabeth Glausi, 18, and Jimmie Boyd, 14, were trampled when fans rushed toward the stage as the band began to play.