NEW YORK — Accusations and counterclaims are piling up as lawyers for organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival and their onetime financial partner head for a New York City courtroom.A hearing is set Monday in the clash over money, control and even whether the anniversary show will happen in August in Watkins Glen, New York.Investor Amplifi Live LLC announced April 29 that it was cancelling the event amid health and safety concerns.Organizers Woodstock 50 LLC say it’s still a go.They sued last week and said Amplifi Live sabotaged the festival, can’t singlehandedly cancel it and plundered nearly $18 million in funds.Amplifi Live said in court papers Sunday that organizers’ “incompetence” spurred it to take control, nix the festival and take back the money. Amplifi Live is part of Japanese marketing firm Dentsu.Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press
A 38-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly drove a vehicle while impaired and then assaulted a security guard.Niagara Regional police officers were called to the Pen Centre on Glendale Ave. on Nov. 30.A security guard had suffered minor injuries while attempting to apprehend a man who was allegedly driving while impaired.Dustin Picov, of Fort Erie, was arrested and charged with assault, uttering threats, assault with intent to resist arrest, causing a disturbance, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to leave private property when directed.“Police reviewed CCTV footage from the Pen Centre at which time it was determined that security personnel acted within their legal authority and did not exercise excessive force,” said Niagara Police in a news release.Investigators say they believe several people witnessed the altercation and are asking anyone who wishes to provide police with footage of the incident to contact Det. Chris Morin at 905-688-4111, ext. 39671.