The same declaration used in lawsuits over constitutional rights and loss of livelihood was expressed by two former presidents of the non-profit board that controls the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, who sued after losing benefits they had previously at the music festival.
Plaintiffs Michael Bagneris and Demetric Mercadel told a judge in Orleans Parish Civil District Court in their testimony in court on Wednesday that they would suffer “irreparable harm” if forced to attend the 2022 festival without the extensive privileges and benefits they enjoyed for years. according to Nola. com.
Such benefits have included 70 free tickets, free parking, special bracelets to access a private lounge and other VIP access, the news agency reported.
The judge agreed and ordered the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc. to restore thousands of dollars worth of benefits that it eliminated after the 2019 Jazz Fest, according to the outlet.