Philly Wedding Venue Sued Over Deposits Lost Due To COVID

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Law360 (June 25, 2021, 2:24 PM EDT) — A Philadelphia special-events service refused to refund customers for events that were canceled by the pandemic by reneging on its alleged guarantee of dates and recasting deposits as event fees, according to a proposed class action a New Jersey couple filed in Pennsylvania federal court.

Proposed lead plaintiffs Molly and Michael Randall said Cescaphe Limited LLC took their $5,000 deposit for a June 12, 2020, wedding at one of Cescaphe’s six Philadelphia-area venues, then pressured them into rescheduling rather than allowing them to cancel and get a refund for a date that was precluded by pandemic-related restrictions on large indoor gatherings….

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