Rapture Music Festival has been doing every part in its energy to try to regain the weekend in March on Virginia Key that was given, rightfully, by the Miami City Council to Ultra Music Festival. Rapture started promoting tickets to its third annual pageant on Virginia Key earlier than the venue was allotted to Ultra for March 29-31, 2019.
In the time since, Rapture has issued a stop & desist in addition to filed an official lawsuit to try to get their dates again. During the entire ordeal, Rapture continued to promote tickets to the pageant, regardless of having no venue. On their Facebook, Rapture continued to assert, “The event is not cancelled. We are planning on getting our location back, it’s all in federal Judge hands now.”
On February four, a choose dismissed Rapture’s lawsuit, citing Rapture’s incapacity to “plausibly allege any unlawful conspiracy or anticompetitve arrangement between Defendants.” The courtroom warned that any additional frivolous fits introduced forth to the courtroom, in the event that they have been dismissed too, can be met with “prejudice.”
Today, a Florida courtroom has dismissed Rapture’s amended enchantment with prejudice.
The order reads, in brief:
On February 12, Rapture filed the amended grievance, and it comes no nearer to stating a declare than the primary did. Rapture’s amended grievance is little greater than an inventory of explanation why Rapture thinks the Ultra music pageant isn’t any good. But the authorized claims hooked up to that checklist are incidental; like a rickety soapbox, they serve no objective apart from to hoist Rapture’s checklist of grievances into courtroom and, from there, into the general public’s view.
By dismissing the claims with prejudice, the courtroom successfully prevents Rapture from bringing one other federal go well with in opposition to Ultra, ordering, ” It is additional ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the case is CLOSED for administrative functions. All hearings are CANCELLED; all motions DENIED AS MOOT.” Rapture nonetheless has the choice of bringing the brand new state claims once more.
An official assertion from Ultra Music Festival reads, “We are pleased that the Court has again declined to entertain, for the final time, the baseless legal claims against Ultra.”
Ultra Music Festival 2019 will happen on Virginia Key on March 29, 30 and 31.
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