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Reggae artist wants $20 million for getting bottled

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Grammy-winning reggae musician Frederick (Toots) Hibbert is suing several organizations after he was injured during a May concert in Richmond.

Hibbert has filed the $20-million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc.

The suit also names security-provider Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. and another company that provided concessions for the concert.

The leader of Toots and the Maytals was struck in the head with a tossed vodka bottle while he performed on Brown's Island in the James River. After suffering a deep head cut, Hibbert cancelled the remaining dates on his tour and returned to Jamaica.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Venture Richmond objected on Monday to the allegation of negligence, saying the teen charged is solely responsible.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 27, 2013 C2

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