Lawsuit filed against Las Vegas Grand Prix

November 20, 2023

The lawsuit aimed at the F1 race is on behalf of 35,000 fans.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, which took place over the weekend, on behalf of fans who bought tickets for Thursday’s practice session. 

Thursday was the first day of the weekend’s racing action, starting with the practice run, which 35,000 people had bought tickets for. 

However, fans were forced to leave early from the practice session after a long delay, with the session being pushed back because of an incident that saw a water valve cover come loose, damaging multiple F1 divers’ vehicles, which forced the remainder of the session to be cancelled while race officials inspected the circuit.

Fans were not allowed to watch the session when it got back underway. 

The fans affected by what happened on Thursday were given merchandise vouchers worth $200 for the Las Vegas Grand Prix official shop. 

Dimopoulos Law Firm and Co-Counsel JK Legal & Consulting filed the class action lawsuit on Friday in the Nevada District Court on behalf of the 35,000 fans who had purchased tickets for the practice session on Thursday, with the lawsuit alleging breach of contract, negligence and deceptive trade practices against the defendants. 

Dimopoulos Law Firm owner and lead attorney, Steve Dimopoulos, said in a statement: “We will vindicate the rights of the fans that traveled great distances and paid small fortunes to attend, but were deprived of the experience.” 

Prior to the race weekend commencing, secondary ticket marketplace StubHub reported that the Las Vegas Grand Prix is “one of the top-selling events globally this year.” 


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