Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Passa v. Derderian
On February 20, 2003 a band called the Great White hosted a show in a Rhode Island Club called “The Station.” As part of their show the band members and their manager lit pyrotechnics, also called stage fireworks. The sparks from the fireworks ignited ceiling and wall insulation and flames engulfed the small club in less than three minutes. There were reportedly 412 people present that night, 100 died and over 200 were left injured. The people that left the building unharmed have considerable emotional damage from that night. In the first law suit many parties where joined as defendants; the nightclub owners, the band, the band manager, the management company, record label, nightclub owner’s corporation, a real estate company, manufactures of the insulation and pyrotechnics […] etc. The defendants moved to remove the case to federal court under the MMTJA. Plaintiffs filed a remand action in response.
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