Formula One is being SUED on behalf of 35,000 fans who had to leave canceled Las Vegas practice after watching just nine minutes because of loose drain cover chaos
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Formula One on behalf of 35,000 fans who were told to leave the canceled Las Vegas practice on Thursday night because of the loose drain that caused chaos.
Fans were told to leave the track late on Thursday night after watching just nine minutes of racing.
A loose drain cover ripped into Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari car and forced the first practice session to be canceled before organizers inspected every drain on the city’s $500million city circuit.
When second practice got underway at 2:30am local time, it took place in front of empty stands because fans were told to leave by local organizers.
Now Dimopoulos Law Firm and co-counsel JK Legal & Consulting have filed a class action lawsuit against the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix in Nevada state court.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Formula One on behalf of 35,000 fans who were told to leave the canceled Las Vegas practice on Thursday night
They say they are acting on behalf of ‘35,000 people who purchased tickets to Thursday’s practice run that was canceled after only nine minutes without refunds.’
The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, negligence, and deceptive trade practices against the defendants.
‘We will vindicate the rights of the fans that traveled great distances and paid small fortunes to attend, but were deprived of the experience,’ said Dimopoulos Law Firm owner and lead attorney, Steve Dimopoulos.
The lawsuit’s defendants are Liberty Media Corporation DBA Formula One Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix and TAB Contractors, Inc.
More to follow.