Against Australian Promoters
An Australian judge ruled
Promoters DJ Suave (Jaime Fernandez) and DJ Don Juan (Juan Uribe) sued for breach of contract, and wanted more than $100,000 in damages.
But the New South Wales Supreme Court found that they were at fault for delaying payment of the $60,000 fee for shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
After a $30,000 deposit, the balance reached Pitbull a day late. The Miami rapper maintained it was too late to leave the U.S. He kept the deposit.
Justice Robert Beech-Jones ruled, “The departure date of 2 December 2008 was pivotal to Pitbull completing this tour. Once it came unstuck, Pitbull’s opportunity to undertake that tour was over.”
The issue of costs will be dealt with shortly.