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Christina Grimmie’s family plan to refile wrongful death suit

Relatives of murdered singer Christina Grimmie will refile a lawsuit against bosses at AEG Live after a judge dismissed their complaint on Tuesday (23May17).
Gunman Kevin Loibl fatally shot the 22-year-old, who rose to fame on season six of U.S. talent show The Voice, before taking his own life on 10 June (16) at a meet-and-greet following her concert performance at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando, Florida.
Last December, her parents, Albert and Tina, and brother Marcus filed a lawsuit in the state of Florida alleging tour promoter AEG Live and The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, the company that owns the Plaza Live venue, failed to take adequate security measures.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the family’s lawsuit was thrown out after Circuit Judge Keith White determined the suit did not make a clear enough distinction between the two parties being sued. They now have 21 days to refile their complaint with clarifying amendments.
“It’s not surprising. We were going to amend our complaint in any event,” the family’s lawyer Brian Caplan told the Orlando Sentinel. “So that’s what we’re gonna do.”
The singer’s relatives are suing for damages of an unspecified number to cover the costs of her medical treatment and funeral, as well as the emotional difficulty of losing her, the psychological toll on her brother, who tackled the gunman after he unloaded three shots at the star, and some part of her future earnings.

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