This site is managed by attorneys at Poynter Law Group, PLLC. Our firm has filed class action cases designed to force defendants involved in the failed Thunder on the Mountain festival set for Ozark, Arkansas in June of 2015, to refund all purchasers of tickets, passes, and vendor booths.
In December of 2018, the Pulaski County Circuit Court of Arkansas approved a class action settlement with the promoter and promotion companies of Thunder on the Mountain. The settlement provided a $1 million lien against any recovery by the promoters in a lawsuit they were pursuing in a federal court in Kansas against their partners in Thunder, which were two venture capital firms (known as Madison and Horsepower).
In mid-February of 2020, the producer and production companies successfully tried their case to a jury and secured a verdict of $7.06 million against Madison and Horsepower. On March 17, 2020, the federal court denied Defendants' motion to provide a judgment in their favor and in disregard of the jury's verdict.
The next step in the federal case is entry of a Judgment by the federal court, and thereafter, the parties may file notices of appeal or cross-appeal.
It is good news for those that purchased passes to Thunder that the promoter and promotion companies successfully tried their case. But there are not refunds available at this time, and any filed appeals will drag things out further.
Additionally, we are pursuing claims on behalf of purchasers of passes and vendor booths in Lonoke County Circuit Court, Arkansas, against Madison and Horsepower. We are presently in the discovery phase of that case.