Today was the newest, 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 carry an motion to void the license settlement between Miami and Ultra. So let’s break it down a bit.
This newest lawsuitis 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 ought 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 carry 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 harm Mullin suffered. Mullin’s lawyer mentioned the harm was merely Miami’s violation of its constitution.
Things bought tense sufficient to the purpose the place Ultra’s attorneys argued that granting the injunction trigger important hurt on the 11th hour proper earlier than folks boarded flights to Miami, since it will cancel the competition.
In the tip, the Judge discovered that Miami’s constitution is silent on whether or not harm have to be suffered by a person to carry an motion resembling this, however he didn't rule as as to whether one is required or not. The lawyer making an attempt to cease Ultra mentioned he would discover one other Plaintiff who will allege a real harm 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 total 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 the town of Miami over the town’s licensing settlement with Ultra Music Festival. pic.twitter.com/NxswRg9uB2
— Joey Flechas (@joeflech) March 15, 2019