CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

The Astroworld tragedy resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries, and has spawned some 275 lawsuits alleging negligence and misconduct on the part of the concert promoters, the venue and headliner Travis Scott.

Attorneys on both sides of the sprawling litigation have filed a motion to consolidate those cases before a single judge for pretrial purposes. According to the filing, all the principal defendants have consented to the move, along with attorneys representing 2,500 plaintiffs or potential plaintiffs.

The parties ask that Harris County Judge Lauren Reeder be assigned to handle the cases. The motion was filed Thursday with the Texas Supreme Court’s panel on multidistrict litigation.

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