PHILADELPHIA — A Yeadon corporation is suing Fyre Festival LLC, Fyre Media Inc., Jeffrey Atkins and William "Billy" McFarland, citing alleged breach of contract.
National Event Services Inc. filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they caused the 2017 luxury music festival, which was to take place on an island in the Bahamas, to become cancelled. Jeffrey Atkins is also known as the rapper Ja Rule.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it sustained damages and lost profits because of the festival's cancellation. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly undercapitalized the festival and failed to provide its advertised features, causing it to be cancelled.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and consequential damages, punitive damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Catherine N. Walto and Jesse M. Endler of Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP in Nashville, Tennessee.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-02038-JS