A three-year battle over a canceled concert appearance by rock singer Bret Michaels in Syracuse turned a page when a federal judge threw out a suit filed by Michaels against a local promoter.
A concert scheduled in August 2010 to bring Michaels to the Regional Market was canceled due to lack of payment by the promoter, Aloha Events LLC. Michaels received a default judgment of $95,000 against Aloha. But Michaels also sued promoter Michael Banks, Aloha's owner, for him to personally make good on the judgment. Federal judge David Hurd dismissed that case, saying there was no evidence offered that Banks knew at the time the contract was executed that a performance was impossible.