Lawsuit for Mt. Pleasant woman killed at festival headed to mediation

Nicole Miller was killed at the All Good Music Festival last summer.
Nicole Miller was killed at the All Good Music Festival last summer.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP & WCSC) - CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The father of a Mt. Pleasant woman killed at the All Good Music Festival in West Virginia will try to settle his lawsuit against 8 of the defendants.

A court filing by Kim Miller says mediation will begin June 4. Other defendants are welcome to participate. Miller's lawsuit and two others filed after the July 2011 accident near Masontown are to be tried together in federal court in Clarksburg in August.

Nicole Miller died, and friends Rosie Doran and Yen Ton were injured when a pickup truck slid down a hillside and plowed into the tent where they slept. All are from Mount Pleasant, S.C.

"We have scheduled mediation, it's an opportunity for the Miller and Ton family to attempt to put this behind them without having to go through a lengthy trial," said Will Early, an attorney representing Kim Miller and Yen Ton."Whether the mediation is successful will depend on the willingness of the defendants to accept responsibility for this foreseeable and unnecessary tragedy. "

The lawsuits target a dozen parties, including driver Clay Lewin of Cape Charles, Va., Maryland-based Walther Productions, Marvin's Mountaintop LLC, and security and parking companies.

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