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    Re: Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    The words "class action" have appeared.
    Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos has filed a $100m lawsuit against Fyre festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland.

    Geragos is working on behalf of plaintiff Daniel Jung and is expecting more than 150 others to join him for a class action suit, seeking damages for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation. His previous clients have included Michael Jackson and Kesha.

    The suit claims the “festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees – suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions – that was closer to The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies than Coachella”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-files-lawsuit



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    Re: Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    well, they promised a "once-in-a-lifetime event"
    I am sure that for many of those people who ponied up twelve grand, it was exactly that.
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    The fact that they warned "celebrities" not to attend should help the lawsuit.

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    hmmm good time to practice a little "buyer beware" me thinks.
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    Re: Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    well, they promised a "once-in-a-lifetime event"
    I am sure that for many of those people who ponied up twelve grand, it was exactly that.
    12 Grand? ..... Faaaaarrrrk! Me grandmother!

    Ah stuff em. Some people have more money than cents..... <---- ha see what i did there?

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    Re: Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    12 Grand? ..... Faaaaarrrrk! Me grandmother!

    Ah stuff em. Some people have more money than cents..... <---- ha see what i did there?
    The island on which they planned the event is about 30 miles long, and half a mile wide, and the high point is about 3 feet above sea level. They really did not think this thing through.
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    Re: Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    an investor’s lawyers say that if the Exuma land Fyre Festival claimed as a material asset does not exist, the case could escalate to a criminal complaint.

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...arland-bahamas

    And there was me hoping they'd sting yet more rich fools next year too.

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    Federal prosecutors say Billy McFarland was arrested on Friday and is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media.

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    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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