Casper, Wy – A federal judge in Wyoming has dismissed a
lawsuit filed by the booking company for Cheyenne Frontier Days against an animal rights group.
U.S. District Judge William Downes ruled Tuesday that the
lawsuit by Omaha, Neb.-based Romeo Entertainment Group was not
filed in the correct state.
Romeo Entertainment filed the lawsuit after the rock band
Matchbox Twenty pulled out of a scheduled performance at this
year's Frontier Days.
The suit names Illinois-based SHARK, which stands for Showing
Animals Respect and Kindness, and its president Steve Hindi.
The lawsuit contends the group and Hindi used "false and
misleading information" and "threats of negative publicity" to
persuade Matchbox Twenty and singer Carrie Underwood to cancel
performances at the Cheyenne rodeo.
The entertainers are not being sued in the lawsuit.
Romeo Entertainment lawyers say they're considering their next