Madonna fans drop lawsuit over late start-time

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Two Madonna fans have dropped a lawsuit against her after the singer took to the stage two hours late for her Brooklyn show in December.

Earlier this year, Michael Fellows and Jason Alvarez filed a class action lawsuit against Madonna, the Barclays Center and promoters Live Nation. The plaintiffs argued that they would not have bought tickets for Madonna’s Celebrations tour if they had known the show would start so late. 

After the December 13 concert ended at 01:00am, Fellows and Alvarez said it left them with “limited” options to get home. Additionally, the lawsuit said the Wednesday concert affected their sleep when they had to “get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day”.

Live Nation and Madonna said that the late start time was caused by a technical issue. 

Just over a week ago, Madonna’s legal team dismissed claims that a settlement had been reached with the plaintiffs.

According to reports, court documents filed on Wednesday said Fellows and Alvarez had voluntarily dismissed their suit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be tried again. 

Jeff Warshafsky, who was representing Madonna and Live Nation, said that again it “was not the result of any settlement” between the parties.