On November 7, 2019, Paul Niehaus of Kirsch & Niehaus PLLC won a full dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against Ja Rule in a putative class action arising from the infamous Fyre Festival. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had earlier dismissed most of the claims against Ja Rule, but had provided plaintiffs with a final opportunity to replead a handful of claims. Plaintiffs were unable to do so, and the court’s ruling effectively ends the litigation as against Ja Rule. The full opinion may be found here, and a Law360 article on the ruling may be found here.
Paul R. Niehaus and Emily B. Kirsch
New York Law Journal, May 11, 2018
Recent developments in the Second Circuit’s interpretation of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) have undermined the security of the safe harbor previously established by the court and have created a situation whereby almost any debt collection letter is susceptible to claims that it violates FDCPA.