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Judge dismisses lawsuit filed over Frontier Days

July 29, 2008 |  6:22 pm

From the Associated Press:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - 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 move.

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