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A St. John’s lawfirm that suggested it may pursue legal action on behalf of dissatisfied attendees of this year’s Salmon Festival has decided it will not move forward with any sort of class action lawsuit.
In a news release issued Tuesday, Ches Crosbie Barristers said almost 280 concertgoers contacted the firm expressing an interest in the proposed suit, some of whom had purchased multiple tickets.
However, the firm has since decided not to pursue legal action on the matter.
“We investigated circumstances around the festival and decided not to pursue a lawsuit. We've contacted people who expressed interest in an action to us and explained what their options are,” said Crosbie in the news release.
Crosbie added he was pleased that Grand Falls-Windsor Mayor Al Hawkins publicly apologized for how the festival went this year, but said the promoter still owes the public an apology for poor conditions and disorganization at the festival.
Some attendees complained that the VIP area was over-crowded and that there was not enough food or water available on site that day. It was also an especially warm day for the concert, and attendees were not permitted to bring their own water on site. Water was sold for $4 per bottle.
Crosbie said earlier this month that remedies for a breach of contract could range from refunding tickets to paying damages for mental distress.