MIAMI (CelebrityAccess) — A judge has handed Ultra Music Festival a victory in a lawsuit brought by now-deceased cofounder Alex Omes, who was seeking millions in compensation after he claimed he was forced out of the event.
According to the Miami New Times, Circuit Court Judge Jennifer D. Bailey has ruled in favor of Ultra, determining that there was never an employment contract between Omes and the festival, meaning Omes' estate has no rights to the event.
The judge also ruled that the festival was worth far less than Omes' claimed and that his family was entitled to $720,000 at most.
Omes had initially sued Ultra in 2013, seeking $33 million in compensation for his shares after he claimed he was forced out of the event in 2010.
"Ultra Enterprises Inc. is extremely pleased with the outcome of [the] trial held in November," an Ultra spokesperson tells New Times, "and hopes that the parties may now resolve what is left of the matter amicably and without further expenditure of the resources of the court or the parties."
According to the New Times, Omes' estate plans to appeal the decision, but declined additional comment.
Omes was found dead in his home in January, 2015. He was 43 at the time of his death.