Event , Ultra Music Festival‘s company, has filed a against staging company AG Production Services for allegedly withholding a deposit of nearly $800,000. Event Entertainment Group is reported to have paid the sum at the time of contractual signing with . The agreement, which required a deposit totaling more than $1.5 million for the development and oversight of lighting, video, and stages, guaranteed ’ expertise for the 2020 installment of Festival’s flagship event, Miami. The remainder of the deposit was payable at the time of the festival, originally scheduled for March 20–22, and thereafter.

Following 2020’s cancellation due to health concerns, festival organizers are said to have sent AG Production Services a letter requesting a refund of the deposit due to a “” provision in the contract. In legal terms, a is defined as “unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract,” and can be viewed as an “act of God” that excuses parties from contractural obligations due to events beyond their control.

Upon arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic represented a force majeure, reportedly received a response from AG Production Services stating that the company had already spent the deposit on hotel and travel costs, rental equipment, trucking, and payroll, all of which AG allegedly claimed to have been in relation to the job commissioned by the festival brand. officials have since contested the hotel, travel, and trucking expenses on the grounds that AG’s staff never did in fact travel to Miami.

The circumstances prompted Event Entertainment Group to file a lawsuit against AG alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment. Event Entertainment Group is being represented by Morgan & Morgan.

Via: Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts

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