Harrington Civil Suit Hearing Held

A hearing is underway in the civil suit filed by Morgan Harrington's parents against the company that handles security at John Paul Jones Arena. Full Story
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Signs

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 18, 2013
May this family finally find peace
hmmmmm

Rocky Mount, VA

#2 Apr 18, 2013
Signs wrote:
May this family finally find peace
Or 3.9 mill, whatever comes first.
Justice will be served

Glen Allen, VA

#5 Apr 18, 2013
Why didn't this witness come forward for the first suit? I have read a copy of the lawsuit filed, and my first question is, if this type of concert promotes violence, and the UVA campus and surrounding area has so many assaults, as the lawsuit claims, then why was Morgan Harrington at this concert anyway?

RMC Events is amont the best in the Commonwealth of Virginia in providing security for venues. Their employees have to be licensed by DCJS, and they know what to look for and what to do in any situation.

I believe the Harrington's are just out to make money for themselves and to ruin the good name of RMC Events.
Turtle

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Signs wrote:
May this family finally find peace
I hope the 3.9 million dollars brings them peace!
Sure

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Apr 18, 2013
Turtle wrote:
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I hope the 3.9 million dollars brings them peace!
I hope it SHUTS THEM UP!
Questionable

United States

#13 Apr 18, 2013
At some point i think the Herringtons have to accept that their daughter had some responsibility in her own death. Unfortunately she made a bad decision to drink too much and it's a horrible thing that happined but they need to stop pointing the blame everywhere else. 3.9M i hope they would donat that to her charity and thats why they are asking for so much.
Anonymous

Glen Allen, VA

#14 Apr 18, 2013
If they Harringtons' really want to sue someone, why don't they sue THE WITNESS who saw Morgan Harrington in the bathroom, and did not get someone to help her?

What about Morgan's so-called "friends." Shouldn't they have been concerned that she did not return to her seat and get help for her?

And by the way, if Morgan was hitchiking when she was abducted, who told her to hitchhike????
Tex

Lynch Station, VA

#16 Apr 18, 2013
hope this lawsuit exposes the lack of care for the people buying tickets to any UVA function once they get your money they have no concern for You or your safety
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Apr 18, 2013
Questionable wrote:
At some point i think the Herringtons have to accept that their daughter had some responsibility in her own death. Unfortunately she made a bad decision to drink too much and it's a horrible thing that happined but they need to stop pointing the blame everywhere else. 3.9M i hope they would donat that to her charity and thats why they are asking for so much.
Gross negligence by JPJ. Easy lawsuit to win.
They'll think twice about locking out a distressed patron to an event.
Too bad it had to cost a life.
anonymous

Glen Allen, VA

#20 Apr 18, 2013
#1) RMC Events should not be responable for what happened to Morgan. Let's get it stright first they are not the ones that booked the concert to come there in the first place, as the Harrington's said they did in the court files.
2) RMC would have never let her go out of that JPJ hurt. They all have special training to go thru and they are one of the 5 top security companys in the Commonwealth of Va.
3) Why if she is going after RMC is she not going after the bystander, that helped her some in the bathroom at the concert , but the bystander could have gone and gotten her just as much HELP as any one else that had seen her could have, the bystander let her go knowing she was hurt and did not know were she was at if you want to blame this on RMC we can do just the same for the bystander. ALL IN ALL justice will be serviced in the right way that it should be in the end!!!!!!
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Apr 18, 2013
Tex wrote:
hope this lawsuit exposes the lack of care for the people buying tickets to any UVA function once they get your money they have no concern for You or your safety
I went to a lot of concerts back when I could hold my water and I never thought to depend on security for my well-being. I was taught early on to be aware, alert and stay in control. While a lot of wasted youth were puking and tuning out, I was cogent enough to dig the music.

Why would a Metallica concert be dangerous, anyway? They play pretty easygoing music. It ain't a G.G. Allin gig, after all.

R.I.P.: G.G. Allin
C-viller

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Apr 18, 2013
Signs wrote:
May this family finally find peace
Peace through millions of dollars? I thought money didn't buy happiness?
Who Cares

Sterling, VA

#24 Apr 18, 2013
They just need someone to blame so they can feel better. How about they point the finger at themselves. I am so tired of hearing about the Harringtons. Yes, it is sad their daughter died. But they need to try to move on and just go away!
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#25 Apr 18, 2013
Questionable wrote:
At some point i think the Herringtons have to accept that their daughter had some responsibility in her own death. Unfortunately she made a bad decision to drink too much and it's a horrible thing that happined but they need to stop pointing the blame everywhere else. 3.9M i hope they would donat that to her charity and thats why they are asking for so much.
While I don't agree with this law suit, because as I see it, Security is not responsible for their daughter's murder - only the murderer is: I do understand the position the Harringtons are in. To have your child leave home one evening and never return, then to live through agonizing months of knowing nothing about what happened - and to top it off by finding the remains of your murdered daughter - it's so horrible you can't even wrap your mind around it. It is hard to think straight in the grips of grief. This is something you cannot just "accept" or "get over". You will never be the same after the loss of a child, I don't care how strong you are. And yes, I know from experience. This law suit may be just the Harringtons way of grasping at something...anything...to try to come to terms with this tragedy. To at least try to live with it. Whether they win or lose this suit, I hope one day they can at least find some measure of peace.
Downtown mall

Vienna, VA

#26 Apr 18, 2013
NO amount of money will bring her back, the only one responsible is the one who killed her, the parents need to move on and start living again and stop living in the past. Let her lay to rest.
inmyopinion

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Apr 18, 2013
I hate it when families try to find "peace" by taking money from a company who was just doing their job and probably doing it to the best of their ability! Considering the number of people at the concert and number of those people who were intoxicated, they were by far out numbered and handling things as best as they could. It's sad people have to find "neglect" is these situations. Maybe this young lady should have conducted herself in a way that would NOT have made her judgment foggy and would have given her a much better chance of making it back home safe and sound. Just my opinion.
Sure wrote:
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I hope it SHUTS THEM UP!
Expositor

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Apr 18, 2013
This case rests on whether the security person who warned Morgan she could not come back in when she went out actually saw the cut on her chin and realized Morgan Harrington had hurt herself in the arena. If the injury was under Harrington's chin, the security person may not have seen it. If it was not bleeding by the time she exited the arena, the security person may not have noticed it.

Having someone in the bathroom who saw the injury bleeding at that time does not guarantee the security person saw it bleeding and realized Morgan Harrington had been injured there by the time she went out the front doors.

Further, the Harringtons are NOT suing JPJ, they are suing RMC. Gross negligence by JPJ or the re-entry policy of JPJ will not enter into this lawsuit. This will not change their policy of no re-entry.

Now, if the Harringtons find another witness who happened to be at the front doors who saw the injury, and said it was obvious to see Morgan was bleeding when she was at the front doors, they may have a good basis to win their case. They have to have some proof that it was obvious to anyone who saw her at the front door that she had been injured inside the arena.

They may have difficulty proving their case without a witness who saw Morgan at the front door.
Larry

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Apr 18, 2013
thats all shes worth? just 3.9 million?
huh

Rocky Mount, VA

#30 Apr 18, 2013
How about little Martin Richard who just died in Boston, innocently waiting to watch his dad cross the finish line. Or his little sister who has lost the bottom of both legs. Think of all the heroic soldiers who have died for our country. Do the Harringtons believe their own grief is worth more than the grief of the families who have lost their innocent sons and daughters? Martin was not attending a Metallica concert, he did not get drunk or high and leave the arena, chin scrape or not, and he did not hitchhike with a complete stranger.

All the pain and sorrow people grapple with daily, without having to SUE SOMEONE, make the Harringtons look like selfish and self absorbed. This is not about saving the next girl. This is about hanging on to this for sympathy, for show.

It makes me not so sorry for them anymore. There is more out there that breaks my heart.
Amazed

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Apr 18, 2013
i am so tired of the Harringtons. I am sorry for their loss but Morgan had responsibility for herself. She was educated and made her choices. No re-entry policy. Good. It keeps people from going outside, getting high and then ruining the concert for others. To expect a company to be responsible for one girl out of thousands of patrons is ridiculous. Anyone ever heard of personal responsibility? The fact that they want to find "peace" through 3.9 million makes me sick.

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