Today was the most recent, and doubtless final try for bitter third events to cease Ultra Music Festival from going down in 2 weeks at Miami’s Virginia Key. After what turned out to be a nail-biting 2+ hours, Judge Ruiz in Miami has dominated that neither Brickell Homeowners Association nor Mullin have standing to convey an motion to void the license settlement between Miami and Ultra. So let’s break it down a bit.
This newest lawsuit is introduced by Brickell Homeowners Association and a person claiming that Miami is violating its constitution. They declare it violated its constitution by permitting Ultra a license to carry the competition the place a lease needs to be required. If a lease is required, aggressive bidding must be held, which it was not on this case.
First off the Judge was clear in ruling that the Brickell Homeowners Association didn’t have standing to convey this movement for a short lived injunction. However the query turned dicier for the person, Mullin. There was a protracted dialogue about licenses vs leases and what damage Mullin suffered. Mullin’s legal professional stated the damage was merely Miami’s violation of its constitution.
Things acquired tense sufficient to the purpose the place Ultra’s attorneys argued that granting the injunction trigger vital hurt on the 11th hour proper earlier than folks boarded flights to Miami, since it could cancel the competition.
In the top, the Judge discovered that Miami’s constitution is silent on whether or not damage have to be suffered by a person to convey an motion equivalent to this, however he didn’t rule as as to whether one is required or not. The legal professional attempting to cease Ultra stated he would discover one other Plaintiff who will allege a real damage within the occasion the Court dominated in favor of Miami, and that is more likely to be appealed. However, Ultra is as soon as once more victorious and can proceed web site construct out for Virginia Key. For the complete play by play take a look at Miami Herald Reporter Joey Flechas‘ Twitter thread under.
In Judge Rodolfo Ruiz’s courtroom for a listening to within the Brickell Homeowners Association’s lawsuit in opposition to town of Miami over town’s licensing settlement with Ultra Music Festival. pic.twitter.com/NxswRg9uB2
— Joey Flechas (@joeflech) March 15, 2019