Last May, I filed suit against Live Nation subsidiary Insomniac, the producer of the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) music festival, because they refuse to allow OTC medicine into their music festivals and they require festival-goers to “consult” with a “safety officer” to carry Rx medicine, effectively requiring the disclosure of one’s medical condition without any privacy protections.
I wrote previously about how their attorney, Greg Hurley of Sheppard Mullin, has been extraordinarily unprofessional throughout litigation. But, the filing they just submitted a few minutes ago takes the cake:
“Plaintiff has failed to put forward any evidence that he is disabled or how the alleged policy denied him access. Instead, this entire lawsuit appears to be motivated by a desire to make it easier for him to smuggle illegal drugs into future music festivals.”
This is, apparently, Insomniac’s and Sheppard Mullin’s position on disabled people who need medicine: that they are probably just drug dealers who are faking it. Their claim of a lack of “any evidence” is belied by the fact that I’ve submitted a sworn declaration to the contrary, and quite simply, Mr. Hurley appears to wish to use the immunity he enjoys when he falsely calls someone a criminal in a court document that, were he to say it anywhere else, would be actionable defamation.
Source Document: Corbett v. Insomniac – Motion for Summary Judgment Reply
Wow, that was way funnier in the first couple seconds when I was taking the word “Insomniac” literally. But still way too funny, and I hope the judge agrees with me.