$100 Million Suit Filed Against Fyre Festival

The Fyre Festival was billed as having “first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere,” and “Private Luxury Villas” in the Bahamas turned out to be quite different.  Four days after the close of the festival, a $100 million dollar lawsuit has been filed against event organizers Ja Rule, Billy McFarland, and their company, Fyre Media, Inc.

As thousands of attendees found out, what was supposed to be a luxury experience degraded into burning tents, roving bands of hooligans, feral dogs, lack of cell service, terrible almost nonexistent food, and anarchy at the bar.

The “Private Luxury Villas” were, in fact, USAID disaster relief tents.

The lawsuit, filed by famed attorneys Geragos & Geragos from Los Angeles, alleges “The festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees—suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions—that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.”

The lawsuit also specifies $100 million in damages “Plaintiff brings this class action on behalf of all ticket buyers and festival attendees defrauded and wronged by Defendants, and seeks damages in excess of $100,000,000.00 on behalf of himself and the Class.”

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Update May 28, 2017: “A petition to consolidate civil class action lawsuits against Fyre Media and company co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule will come before a panel of federal court judges in Los Angeles on July 27. Meanwhile, the criminal investigation continues, with grand jury subpoenas issued and involvement by U.S. attorneys in California.

Plaintiff litigators expect the Fyre defense team will, on or before that day, move to put the civil cases on hold pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings, still in the early stages but now active on both coasts, as assistant U.S. attorneys and FBI agents in New York, Florida, and California gather evidence.” Fyre Festival Variety

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Abraham Lincoln – Quality Legal Services

When Abraham Lincoln practiced law, he provided quality legal services.

Perhaps Lincoln’s greatest asset as a lawyer was his ability to simplify cases, and provide quality legal services. He was able to reduce even complex cases to a few key points. He put legal disputes into simple focus. He had a gift for brevity and clarity. Lincoln’s special talent was logical oral argument and not legal research. He had an uncanny ability to ‘read’ juries and influence them with his persuasive arguments. Lincoln always had a law partner. Lincoln’s fees were usually in the $5 to $20 range, but he once charged $5,000. Lincoln represented the Illinois Central Railroad throughout the 1850’s. In the McLean County Tax case, a case Lincoln won for the railroad, he charged his largest fee ever: $5,000, but he had to sue the railroad to collect his money.  Full Story

Some firms today, represent personal injury victims in a settlement mill fashion.

Today’s times are far more complex.  At Personal Injury Law Firm, LLC, Ed Kramer strives to give you the personal service and attention that you deserve from a professional.  But, unlike Abraham Lincoln, knows that a pool of talent is better for your case- to simplify the issues and help prove your damages.Abraham Lincoln

Expert witnesses are essential in many personal injury cases.

Expert testimonies usually occurs in cases involving:

  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Violation of standards
  • Violations of safety rules
  • Violations of custom and practice
  • Permanent injury
  • Causation
  • Issues pertaining of standard of care in medical or legal malpractice cases

The most common use of an expert in a personal injury case is probably the treating physician.  He is needed to place the issue of permanent disability and causation before the jury.  For example, to prove that a plaintiff has a permanent back injury and that it was caused by the accident in question, the plaintiff’ attorney needs to call either a treating physician or a hired expert to testify that the injury is permanent and caused by the accident.   In most personal injury cases, a treating physician or hired expert may be called to testify, or at least their records and opinions therein obtained.   The more complex the case, the more experts will generally be called, or otherwise utilized.

Ed Kramer has worked with many experts in many fields.  In preparing your case, we use expert testimony when necessary to let the insurance company know that we are ready bring your case before a jury.  If the a reasonable, or even maximum award is not offered, the insurer knows it is likely to face a trial, which is more expensive and involves more risk.  But your case is worth putting all efforts toward it, and to achieving the highest possible settlement or award.

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Johnny Manziel: A New Orleans Saint?

According to NBC Sports, if Johnny Manziel returns to the NFL, it could be as the backup to Drew Brees.

That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reports that Saints coach Sean Payton has taken an interest in Manziel and talked to him about a return to football.

In New Orleans, Manziel would have no chance of earning a starting job, but he could earn a spot as a backup to Brees, where he’d learn from a veteran quarterback and perhaps get himself ready to be a starter some day.

Still, talking to Manziel and actually signing him are two very different things. If the Saints were convinced that Manziel was ready to put his personal problems behind him and contribute to a team, they could have signed him already, and they haven’t done so.

After he flamed out in Cleveland, it remains to be seen whether the Saints — or anyone else — will give Manziel a second chance.

The article can be found HERE.

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LSU Hires Will Wade as New Basketball Coach

According to UPI, LSU has hired Will Wade as the new basketball coach.  Wade, who guided Virginia Commonwealth to the NCAA Tournament in each of his two years in charge of the Rams, was hired as LSU’s new head basketball coach Monday. The LSU program confirmed the move with a tweet that read, “Welcome head coach Will Wade. Sweet dreams Tigers fans. It’s official!”

Multiple media outlets reported that Wade’s contract is for six years. The Times-Picayune reported that the total pay for the length of the deal will be approximately $12 million. Wade, 34, compiled a 51-20 record at VCU. The Rams tied for the Atlantic 10 Conference title in 2015-16, his first year on the job, before beating Oregon State and then falling to second-seeded Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament.

LSU has struggled in recent year to achieve basketball success. Decades ago, under the coaching skills of LSU’s coach Dale Brown, LSU was a powerhouse. That era produced many NBA players, and had much fan involvement. LSU has been trying to recapture the excitement, and winning teams, of that era for some time. It is hoped that Will Wade can bring some of the magic back to LSU basketball.

Welcome Will Wade to Baton Rouge and our community. and its lawyers stand ready to assist you, your family and players if any injury befalls them for which they have a personal injury claim!

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Auntie Fee, the viral YouTube cooking sensation dies of Heart Attack

Auntie Fee, 59, the viral YouTube cooking sensation best known for her “good a– chicken,” died Friday, according to her son.

Fee’s son and the show’s cameraman, Tavis Hunter, posted the news late Friday night on Facebook.

“Thank you for all the prayers and hope, It did all it can do and now god made the decision to take my mother home where its peace & Joy and im okay with that, She can finally Be happy,” he wrote.

Fee, whose real name is Felicia O’Dell, was placed on life support after suffering from a massive heart attack on Tuesday, according to TMZ. She was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Better known as Chef Sista Girl to her fans, Fee became an internet sensation in 2014 for her unique cooking videos on YouTube. She quickly became known for her “good a– chicken” and “sweet treats for the kids” videos.

O’Dell rose to fame for her budget-friendly cooking tips and down-to-earth realness on camera — she wasn’t afraid to throw an expletive or two into her videos. One of her most viewed videos, which currently has more than 2 million views, is about feeding a family of seven with just $3.35.

Losing a loved one is tragic.  Diet and exercise play a big part of a healthy lifestyle.  Sometimes a loved one is taken away by accident.  Attorney Ed Kramer can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you have lost a loved one and feel that another party is responsible call us today. (225) 933-1500.


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Mexican Immigrant – Alejandra Campoverdi – For Congress

She is Running: “I know what it really takes to fight for even your right to the American Dream.”

A native Angeleno, Alejandra Campoverdi was raised by a single mother and by her grandmother who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Growing up, Alejandra experienced firsthand the struggles many families in our district still face today: unemployment and poverty, lack of access to quality education and affordable healthcare, and the heartbreak of an immigration system and a juvenile justice system in desperate need of compassionate reform.

Guided by the example set by her mother and grandmother, Alejandra worked diligently to challenge the potential limitations of her upbringing, and committed herself to forging a path towards education and public service. With the help of various nonprofits and pipeline programs, she attended Saint Monica School for thirteen years, then graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.

Alejandra’s passionate commitment to advocate for the advancement of underrepresented communities led to her work for The California Endowment’s Agricultural Worker Health Initiative, where she worked to improve the health and living conditions of California’s agricultural workers. Alejandra went on to receive her Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

We too, at the Law firm will fight for your rights. That is what America is about.

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Another Celebrity – Artie Lang – Arrested for Drug Possession

Chronic Pain Sometimes Can Lead to Addiction

Comedian and former Howard Stern show sidekick Artie Lang was arrested last week on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home.  Here.

Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz told that 49-year-old Lange, who has a history of drug addiction, was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being found with cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia in the parking garage of his building.  How this happened to this celebrity is unknown. But, we know that many people who struggle with chronic pain can become addicted.  Even after surgery, sometimes, pain still persists.

Back pain, in particular, is very troubling and sufferers often are not sure how to stop the pain. At our law firm, we use the very best in the medical profession that we can to help understand your pain. Then, treatment can occur. And the party that caused the pain, usually accidentally, will have to pay for your recovery. Most have insurance and this money comes from the insurance company. Other injuries can cause chronic pain as well. Certain brain injuries can cause migraine headaches that are virtually incurable. We want to help every single one of our clients get the help that they need to avoid or minimize chronic pain.

Drug addiction is a very real problem.  Many of our clients, with chronic pain, struggle to manage the pain after suffering from a car crash or other acts of negligence.  At personal injury law firm, we know that the future might be rough for accident victims. Accounting for all your future medical needs is very important and why Ed Kramer and the team wants to hep you!