LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- The family of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival rave has received a settlement of nearly $200,000 as a result of a lawsuit against the organizers and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The $190,000 settlement was paid by the insurance company for the promoter, Insomniac, and the former Coliseum events manager, Todd DeStefano, according to attorneys.
The parents of Sasha Rodriguez filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last September, claiming the defendants were negligent in their staffing and supervision of the June 2010 event.
The suit says the Coliseum, Insomniac and DeStefano should have known that the two-day rave would promote and facilitate the use of illegal drugs.
Gary Jay Kaufman, a lawyer for Insomniac, issued the following statement to the Los Angeles Times:
"The case is completely without merit, and we look forward to defending the matter in court, where we are confident that Insomniac will prevail
"While Ms. Rodriguez's death is an unspeakable tragedy, the complaint fully admits that she knowingly ingested an illegal drug.
As will become clear when all the facts are known, she made personal choices that we cannot control."
Rodriguez overdosed and collapsed at the rave and was rushed to California Hospital Medical Center, where she died on June 29, 2010.
The rave drew about 185,000 people.
More than 100 young people were taken to local hospitals, mostly for drug intoxication.
Family of Teen Who Died at L.A. Rave Receives $190K Settlement
Sasha Rodriguez died after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival in June 2010.
Sasha Rodriguez (Family Photo)