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Lawsuit Filed Against Organizers Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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A golf cart driving through the Lawrence County Recreational Park during the Gathering of Juggalos. (Sean Hogan (WTIU/WFIU News))

An Ohio man is suing the organizers of the Gathering of the Juggalos, an event for fans of the Insane Clown Posse. The event took place at the Lawrence County Recreational Park at the end of July.

Attorney Brandon Smith is representing Adam Barton in the case. He says negligence by the organizers led to another event attendee hitting Barton with a golf cart.

“We believe that both organizations would have known there were flagrant violations of the rules for this event, including the use of golf carts by people who were impaired," Smith says. "In fact they weren’t supposed to have golf carts at this event at all."

Court documents claim that despite posted rules on the website that say “No golf carts, four wheelers or motorized vehicle,” those vehicles were present in large numbers. The suit is against the organizers, Ninjas in Action, and Lawrence County Recreational Park.

The lawsuit claims Alexander “Less Legs” Perkins was driving a golf cart with no headlights after midnight when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center lane and hit Barton where he was standing. Court documents say, due to his physical disability, Perkins was operating the golf cart pedals with a baseball bat and was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

Smith says they are seeking damages for medical expenses and loss of income.

Smith says they are still trying to determine how Perkins was able to acquire and use the golf cart. He says they hope the case will put pressure on the event organizer and the park to do a better job looking out for the safety of the attendees.

We reached out to Ninjas in Action and the owners of the Lawrence County Recreational Park, but they haven’t responded.

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