Man Sues Ultra Music Festival and Swedish House Mafia Over 2013 Stage Accident

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The scene from last year's Ultra stage collapse
A man whose legs were shattered by falling stage lights during Ultra last year is now suing the music festival.

Joey Green, an equipment technician, was installing the festival's iconic LED lights on the main stage when one of the giant panels fell on him and several others. Green's legs were crushed in the March 14, 2013 accident.

Green isn't just suing Ultra, however. He's also suing a host of other people over the accident, including Swedish House Mafia.

See also: Ultra Music Festival Stage Collapses During Sound Check, Several "Critically" Injured

The lawsuit, filed February 10 and first reported by the Daily Business Review, is just one of several surrounding the uber-popular music festival.

Another, even stranger Ultra lawsuit was finally dismissed last month after three years of litigation. In March 2011, a couple from New York flew down to Miami for some EDM only to get Tased and arrested -- all over a glow stick.

Jesse Campodonico sued the City of Miami and four police officers after the cops allegedly beat him, choked him, threw him to the ground, and Tased him three times. The argument started because Campodonico's girlfriend was holding a glow stick, which an Ultra private security guard said wasn't allowed.

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George Martinez
Last year's main stage
See also: How Russell Faibisch Built Ultra Music Festival -- and Whom He's Battled Along the Way

Most famously, Ultra's own co-founders are still pitted against one another in court. Back in 2011, Ultra's former president Alex Omes sued Russell Faibisch, Charles Faibisch and Adam Russakoff over Omes's ouster from the lucrative yearly event.

Russell Faibisch countersued. Both lawsuits are still ongoing.

This year Ultra Music Festival runs March 28-30 in Bayfront Park.

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shmcurly
shmcurly

hi michael.

the wall and rigging hardware that fell belonged to Swedish House Mafia and SHM didnt have any engineering done on the rigging hardware that connected the wall to the roof. It's a miracle that 100 people werent crushed...and it's a bad thing that UMF didnt require engineering on the SHM touring elements.

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