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.
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.
- Chinery et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. BC659938, Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles
- Daly et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-3461, S. D. NY.
- Herlihy et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-3296, S. D. NY.
- Jung et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-3245, C. D. CA.
- Jutla et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-3541, S. D. NY.
- Petrozziello et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-3018, D. NJ.
- Reel et al v. Fyre Media, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-21683, S. D. FL.
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.
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.