SNW Files Lawsuit Against Krewe of Nyx

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE MYSTIC KREWE OF NYX , ITS CAPTAIN AND CEO JULIE LEA FOR WRONGFULLY PROFITING OFF OF HER NYX SISTERS

SNW LAWYERS SUZY MONTERO AND GRAHAM WILLIAMS, AND HARRISON LAW’S TAETRECE HARRISON SEEK CLASS ACTION STATUS ON BEHALF OF CLIENTS

NEW ORLEANS, LA – February 10, 2021 — Today in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC Lawyers Suzy Montero and Graham Williams, along with Harrison Law’s Taetrece Harrison filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of clients against Nyx Founder and CEO Julie Lea, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, Chris Lea, Crescent City Innovations, LLC, Nyx Sisters, Inc., Stone Insurance, Inc., and an unnamed Insurance Company.

The Plaintiffs include Cantrece Reed, Nonette Pierre, Holly McKenny, Tiffani Bush and Jennie Campbell. The lawsuit seeks a class action certification for all former and current Nyx Members since 2016 who suffered economic damages. Anyone who would like more information can visit our Nyx page or e-mail nyx@snw.law.

The complaint seeks financial damages for alleged gross mismanagement by Julie Lea. It reads:

“This Class Action is the apex of one of the most notable falls from grace in the long and storied history of Mardi Gras. As recently as 2019, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx boasted nearly 3,000 members and was New Orleans’ largest all-female krewe. As the Krewe of Nyx grew, Julie Lea, the Krewe’s Captain, rode high and lived a lavish life – all on the backs of her Nyx “sisters.”

After she revealed herself as oblivious and insensitive to the ethnically diverse Krewe she purported to command, it turned out that Julie Lea had become, effectively, the Krewe’s income beneficiary. In this case, the Plaintiffs will show that Lea controlled the Krewe of Nyx for her personal benefit. Lea converted charitable funds donated to a Nyx sister whose house burned to the ground, she required Krewe members to pay her husband’s company, and tips intended for drivers disappeared—ostensibly into Lea’s pocket. She insisted so many transactions be in cash money. The Plaintiffs believe she engaged in racketeering, breach of contract, and unfair trade practices, which can only be compensated in the same: damages.”

Click here to read the complaint.

CONTACT: Suzy Montero, suzy@snw.law

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