Fyre Fest Attendees Can't Rekindle Claims Against Organizers

Law360 (November 7, 2019, 6:34 PM EST) -- Allowing ticket holders for the doomed Fyre Festival to continue to litigate their $100 million fraud claims against festival organizers Ja Rule and Grant Margolin would be a waste of time, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected bids to reconsider the permanent dismissal of claims against Margolin, the former chief marketing officer of Fyre Festival’s defunct corporate parent, Fyre Media Inc., and to amend dismissed claims against rapper Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins.

The proposed class of jilted ticket holders had based their motions on new evidence — including two...

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