July 2019: A federal judge dismissed the claims against one of the founders of Fyre Media (Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja-Rule) and the Chief Marketing Officer (Grant Margolin) concluding, among other things, that the plaintiffs did not adequately plead all of the elements required for their fraud-based claims against these defendants. To read the full dismissal decision, click here. Plaintiffs have 21 days to amend their complaint.

June 2018: An amended consolidated complaint was filed in the MDL.

April 2018: The Reel case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed.

March 2018: Five of the lawsuits against Fyre Media (Daly, Herlihy, Jung, Jutla, and Petrozziello) were transferred to one court to be heard in a multidistrict litigation (MDL). (In Re Fyre Festival Lawsuits, MDL No. 2787, Lead Case No. 17-cv-3296, S. D. NY.)

February 2018: The Chinery case was voluntarily dismissed. The reasons for the dismissal were not disclosed though in earlier court filings, plaintiffs indicated they intended to file a case in federal court.

January 2018: The claims against several of the defendants in the Reel case were dismissed. Click here and here to see the dismissal orders.

April/May 2017: Multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Fyre Media, Inc. over its marketing of the Spring 2017 event known as the Fyre Festival. The lawsuits allege that the Fyre Festival was marketed as a music festival featuring luxury accommodations, food, and musical performances when, according to plaintiffs, the event was cancelled and attendees were stranded on a remote island without basic necessities. Click on the links below to see each complaint.

One of the lawsuits (Chinery) also alleges that celebrities – including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, Anastasia Ashley, Mike Thomas, Corbin Kelly, and Julia Kelly – promoted the Fyre Festival on their social media accounts without disclosing that they were paid to promote the event.

For more of TINA.org’s coverage of the Fyre Festival, click here.

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