"Toots" Hibbert settles suit over bottle-throwing incident

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Posted: Mar 16, 2016 2:08 PM
"Toots" Hibbert settles suit over bottle-throwing incident

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reggae band leader Frederick "Toots" Hibbert has settled a lawsuit he filed against the organizers of an outdoor festival in Richmond, Virginia, after he was struck in the head with a vodka bottle in 2013.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/22kEt7U ) reports that news of the settlement comes after attorneys for Hibbert and Venture Richmond, the organizer of the Dominion Riverrock festival, both asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit last month.

None of the parties involved would disclose details of the settlement.

The 73-year-old leader of Toots and the Maytals had filed a $20 million lawsuit in 2014, accusing Venture Richmond of negligence in planning security and alcoholic beverage sales.

William Connor Lewis received a six-month jail sentence for throwing the bottle. Hibbert's attorneys said Hibbert received a concussion and was left with an altered personality.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com