No class-action case to be filed over Salmon Fest
Ches Crosbie opts against legal proceedings against concert organizers
St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie says he will not proceed with legal action against the organizers of the Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor.
"We investigated circumstances around the festival and decided not to pursue a lawsuit," Crosbie said in a news release.
"We've contacted people who expressed interest in an action to us and explained what their options are."
Almost 280 people had been interested in pushing the case.
Concertgoers had complained that the event was overcrowded and there was a shortage of water during the scorching weather.
"I’m happy to learn that the Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor has publicly apologized for this year’s festival, and the next appropriate step would be for the promoter to make an apology for the festival’s poor conditions and disorganization," Crosbie said.
Grand Falls-Windsor Mayor Al Hawkins wrote a letter to the St. John's Telegram over the weekend.
"We apologize for the disruptions to your enjoyment of the concert, and we look forward to seeing you (as well as some new faces) next year," Hawkins wrote.