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A prominent St. John’s lawyer says if promoters for last weekend’s Salmon Fest in Grand Falls-Windsor fail to “make things right,” then a class action lawsuit may prove to be warranted.
In a post on his website Tuesday, Ches Crosbie said two employees attended event, which featured The Eagles and several other musical acts from outside Newfoundland and Labrador.
He said one complained there was not enough water in the VIP section to keep people hydrated, an issue exacerbated by the fact concertgoers could not bring water with them. Bottles of water were sold at the event for $4.
Another employee told Crosbie if you left the site to get water or anything else, security would not allow you back in.
“And, as well, there was very little food to be obtained once inside the promoter’s compound,” wrote Crosbie. “Ambulances hauled patients away by the truckload all day.”
Crosbie said the promoters should do as any business would if customers are left unsatisfied with their service through an apology and by offering some form of amends.
The lawyer said remedies for a breach of contract could range from refunding the cost of tickets to damages for mental distress and added that media reports indicate there are many concertgoers expressing an interest in pursuing legal action.