Druyan v. Jagger
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
August 27, 2007, Decided; August 29, 2007, Filed
06 Civ. 13729 (CM)
[*232] DECISION AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS
Plaintiff Rosalee Margolis Druyan brings this action for breach of contract, fraud, prima facie tort, negligence, and breach of truth in advertising statutes against Defendants Mick Jagger, Ticketmaster L.L.C., and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. on her own behalf and on behalf of a putative class of 12,000 purchasers of tickets to an October 27, 2006 Rolling Stones concert in Atlantic City (the "Concert"). Unfortunately for the ticketholders, Mr. Jagger contracted a sore throat some time [**2] before the Concert, and The Stones declined to sing. The event was rescheduled for November 17, 2006.
The original Concert was due to take place at 8 p.m. on October 27. Ticketholders were notified of the change shortly after 4 p.m. on the day of the Concert. They were told that they could obtain a refund of the ticket purchase price or attend the rescheduled show on November 17&t;th&t;.
Plaintiff did neither. Instead, she filed this lawsuit, alleging that the defendants (1) intentionally withheld timely notice of the fact that the Concert was being rescheduled from her and the putative class of ticketholders, and (2) provided deliberately late email notice on October 27, after the class members had already incurred travel and hotel expenses. She claims that the class members have suffered $ 51 million in purported damages as a result, including expenses allegedly incurred for their hotel accommodations, travel, meals, and whatever alternative "entertainment" they were forced to procure in order to while away their hours in Atlantic City.
The defendants have filed a motion [**3] to dismiss for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6). For the reasons set forth below, the plaintiff's complaint is dismissed in its entirety and with prejudice.Read The Full CaseNot a Lexis Advance subscriber? Try it out for free.
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508 F. Supp. 2d 228 *; 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64445 **; 42 A.L.R.6th 651
ROSALEE MARGOLIS DRUYAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OF TICKET PURCHASERS., Plaintiff, -against- MICK JAGGER, THE ROLLING STONES, TICKETMASTER, LLC, LIVE NATION, BORGATA HOTEL, Defendant.
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