Judge Dismisses Promoter's Lawsuit Against Duluth's Bridge
March 12, 2009 at 5:36 AM (PT)
A DULUTH concert promoter's lawsuit against MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS AAA KDAL-F (95.7 THE BRIDGE)/DULUTH for causing the cancellation of a LUCINDA WILLIAMS concert because the station failed to play commercials promoting the event has been dismissed.
SECRET SERVICE CONCERTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, headed by CRAIG SAMBORSKI, canceled the NOVEMBER show after the station inadvertently played the wrong spots, promoting a MASON JENNINGS concert instead of WILLIAMS, and sued for $7,500, claiming that the station's "gross negligence" caused slow ticket sales. The DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE reports that Judge MARK MUNGER dismissed SAMBORSKI's claim and awarded MIDWEST $1,856.93 for spots aired in APRIL, MAY, OCTOBER and NOVEMBER of last year.
"We are extremely pleased with the court’s decision and we look forward to collecting the money we are owed," MIDWEST Market Manager RON STONE told the NEWS TRIBUNE in an e-mail. "Regarding the missed spots, the court recognized that human error cannot be avoided and that we made every attempt to help Mr. SAMBORSKI with his event. Perhaps in the future Mr. SAMBORSKI will take responsibility for his business decisions and choose the events he wants to promote more carefully."