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Jeezy Concert Suit Dismissed

CHARLESTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A judge has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against a university alleging breach of contract over a scrapped concert by hip-hop artist Jeezy in August 2010.

According to the West Virginia Record, promoter Don Staples initially filed the suit against West Virginia State University, and its president Hazo W. Carter Jr., alleging that he lost more than $300,000 when the university backed out on a planned concert by Jeezy. The state Board of Education was also named in the suit but dismissed as a defendant previously.

Judge Tod J. Kaufman dismissed the suit on the grounds that, among other issues, Staples had failed to properly file a pre-suit notice and that since WVSU is a state government agency, it has qualified immunity from civil suits. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers