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NJ Woman Wins Judgement Against Fishbone In Stage Diving Lawsuit

PHILAELPHIA PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A woman claiming to have been seriously injured in a stave-diving incident at a Fishbone concert at Philadelphia’s World Café Live has been awarded nearly 1.3 million in damages by a federal judge.

Kimberly Myers was attending a Fishbone show at World Cafe Live on Feb. 23, 2010 when she says she suffered a fractured skull, a concussion, a broken clavicle, a perforated eardrum, hearing loss, autoimmune problems, lacerations, headaches and other physical injuries and mental impairments as a result of being hit by Fishbone's frontman Angelo Moore after he dived off stage and into the crowd.

Myers claimed that the defendants were negligent by failing to notify the audience that stage diving would be a part of the show. She also contended that the defendedants engaged in a civil conspiracy and and assault and battery claims against Moore, Fisher, Fishbone and Behind Closed Doors Tourin

The suit named a list of defendants that included Angelo Moore, the band's bassist John Fisher, Fishbone, Silverback Artist Management, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Behind Closed Doors Touring, Hajoca Associates, and Real Entertainment – Philadelphia Inc.

Myers also brought a separate case against Moore, Fisher, Fishbone, The Agency Group and Behind Closed Doors Touring, alleging negligence.

Federal judge Jan Dubois awarded $16,000 for existing medical expenses, more than $350,000 for future medical expenses, $750,000 for past and future noneconomic damages and $250,000 in punitive damages.

“Moore continues to stage dive at almost every performance and exhibits nothing but apathy and hostility towards his victims, whom he repeatedly characterized, during his deposition, as ‘predators’ out to steal his money,’” DuBois wrote in his judgement. – Staff Writers