Jeezy Concert Lawsuit Tossed

A breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by a promoter against West Virginia State University and others for a Young Jeezy concert that fell through has been dismissed.

Judge Tod. J. Kaufman reportedly threw out promoter Don Staples’ lawsuit based on a motion filed by attorneys for WVSU and its president, Hazo Carter, Jr. The motion said that the university is a state agency and has immunity to civil lawsuits, according to the Record. The suit was apparently dismissed in October behind a closed-door meeting.

Staples’ lawsuit claims he and co-promoter Michael Hawkins were working on booking Jeezy to perform at the school last August, and had paid a $35,000 guarantee, when the university board pulled the plug.

The suit claimed security and sound were already under contract when officials scrapped the event allegedly because of potential crowd-control problems.

Staples’ claimed he lost more than $300,000 as a result.