Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Man settles lawsuit against Hershey Entertainment and security

Hershey PA Feb 1 2017
A man who claimed he was beaten by security personnel at a Bruno Mars concert in Hersheypark Stadium has reached an undisclosed settlement of his federal lawsuit against Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.
The deal was reached four months after Thomas A. Miller of Miami, Fla., filed his complaint against Hershey Entertainment in U.S. Middle District Court.
Kevin C. McNamara, an attorney for Hershey Entertainment, revealed the existence of the accord in a letter sent this week advising Judge John E. Jones III that a teleconference with the court on the suit that was scheduled for Tuesday would not be needed. Jones then issued an order closing the case.
Miller's attorney, John Philip Paul, said Tuesday that he cannot discuss the settlement because its terms are confidential.
Miller claimed in the suit that he was battered during a seating dispute at the July 2014 pop concert. He said he and his fiancee were told to move after the concert began. When they refused, security officers "yanked (Miller) up, pulled him over a 4-foot gate and...pulled and dragged (him) put of the stadium," Miller's suit stated.
He claimed security personnel then punched and kicked him, causing cuts, scrapes, eye and knee injuries and "severe psychological injuries."

In replying to Miller's suit in September, Hershey Entertainment denied any legal liability for Miller's alleged injuries. The firm admitted that security officers removed Miller after he ignored repeated requests to move from a guest area, but denied that any of its employees had assaulted him. 

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