The Court directed that everyone who fits this description is a Class Member: All persons, wherever located, who purchased Credentials for the 2020 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, pursuant to the PCT&C. The Class includes both the Deferral Class and the Non-Deferral Class.
Excluded from the Class are: all claims for death, personal injury, property damage, and subrogation. Also excluded from the Class are all purchasers of Credentials who pursued and won a chargeback through their credit card company and received a refund of their payments to SXSW for such Credentials; businesses or government agencies that obtained Credentials from SXSW’s Sales, Special Projects, and/or Sponsorship departments as part of their purchase of exhibition, trade, marketing, and/or sponsorship packages; SXSW; any affiliate, parent, or subsidiary of SXSW; any entity in which SXSW has a controlling interest; any officer, director, or employee of SXSW; any successor or assign of SXSW; any judge to whom this Action1 is assigned, his or her spouse, and all persons within the third degree of relationship to either of them, as well as the spouses of such persons.
1 “Action” refers to all claims that were, or could have been, alleged on a class-wide basis in the Lawsuit, Bromley et al. v. SXSW, LLC et al., No. 1:20-cv-439 (W.D. Tex.).