A lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of the family of Lucas Tang, a 2-year-old who plunged to his death from a skybox after a Lakers game in November. The suit alleges there are unsafe conditions at Staples Center that must be fixed.
The suit claims that Anschutz Entertainment Group and the L.A. Arena Company, which operates the arena, have not warned fans about the luxury boxes’ dangerous design. The filing seeks an injunction that would require taller barriers in front of the boxes. Michael Roth, the vice president for communications for A.E.G., declined to comment because he had not seen the lawsuit.