Live Nation has been found not legally liable for the death of a man who was shot backstage during a San Francisco concert in 2014.

The California Court of Appeal ruled the company not liable for the death of Eric Johnson Jr, an event promoter who was killed during a concert by rapper Young Jeezy at the Shoreline Amphitheater.

According to Variety, Live Nation presented enough evidence to establish that the shooting was not “reasonably foreseeable”, meaning they had “no duty to prevent the third-party criminal attack on [Johnson]”.

The report said Johnson’s family had previously accused Live Nation of being “legally negligent” and did not have enough security measures in place. The court ultimately ruled that the promoter is not legally required to provide preventative measures for this type of incident. The ruling said, “Based on reports from prior stops on the Under the Influence Tour, Live Nation’s security team anticipated a difficult crowd.

“The reports showed fights had occurred in some crowds and indicated the crowds in general had not respected physical barriers. The reports did not, however, indicate that any of the artists or their entourages engaged in or posed any danger of violence during the tour.”