A U.S. magistrate has condemned Cascade’s efforts to keep information about the DJ’s concerts since the closure of the KAOS nightclub in Las Vegas, and ordered the performer to pay the hotel’s attorneys’ fees for the cost of the summons.
Ryan Radden, posing as Kaskade, is suing FP Holdings, a limited partnership affiliated with Palms Casino Resort, for breach of contract over its deal to stay at the KAOS nightclub, which closed in November after six months of operation. KAOS was supposed to provide $ 690 million in repairs to Palms and host the residence of world superstar Marshmello, but the club lost nearly $ 50 million in quarterly revenue on November 6, 201
Radden made $ 214,000 a night playing at the club, and had 37 gigs in his contract when he closed, for a total of $ 7.95 million, the amount his lawyers say is owned by FP Holdings. But FP Holdings’ lawyers say any damage the DJ expects should be offset by the money he has done playing make-up shows at rival clubs and festivals. When FP Holdings called on his financial records for the period for which a contract was signed to play KAOS, Raddon’s lawyer Alex L. Fugatsi called the request “excessive and unjustifiably burdensome” and argued that the request was irrelevant to the case against the hotel.
American magistrate judge Nancy J. Kope disagreed and ruled against Radden on Monday, arguing that the DJ’s lawyer should comply with the subpoenas, even if he did not agree on their significance in the case.
“[A] the country has the right to seek the disclosure of its theory of facts and law and is not limited to the disclosure of the opponent’s theory, “Koppe wrote, citing a legal text governing the evidentiary decisions.” Kaskade has not provided the necessary factual basis or a meaningful argument necessary to take advantage of such objections, the Court rejects its allegation of excessiveness and undue weight. “
What the judge told Raddon’s lawyers explained Michael Sevilla with the San Francisco-based firm Seville Briggs, which is unrelated to the case, is that “the defense is given considerable leeway in defending against a claim and the Cascade cannot limit the scope of what can and cannot be used in Protection . “He says, ‘Here the judge tells Cascade,’ You don’t have to decide what the evidence is and can’t be found. It’s my job. ‘
As part of his decision, Koppe also demanded that Raddon pay the hotel’s legal fees related to the hearing, saying his attempt to avoid passing on details of how much money he made after KAOS closed was not a “close conversation”.
“Whether Cascade challenges the stability of the mitigation protection does not matter, in essence, whether he could suitably retain the discovery,” Kope said.
Seville, which often deals with civil discoveries, notes that the decision to award attorney’s fees to FP Holdings is a sign that Koppe wants both sides to settle their arguments on their own, without asking the court to intervene. He says disagreements over the findings in civil cases are quite common and are part of the efforts of lawyers who seek to use the lever to their advantage.
Koppe issued a second decision on Monday, ordering Raddon’s lawyer to address unresolved confidentiality issues related to the case. On April 1, 2020, Koppe signed a request to edit details of Raddon’s compensation from his complaint, but months later, after talks with FP Holdings, Kaskade stated that he no longer claimed that “such information should be protected by the public “and did not oppose his public fees of $ 214,000 per night. The magistrate said he wanted an explanation for his change and ruled that his lawyer had until Sept. 25 to explain” why the Court should not The unedited version of the complaint “, filed late last year. It is not clear what new information, if any, will be provided through such a move.