7 January 2016 San Francisco’s Rubber Stamp Approval of Arena Project Ignored Crippling Traffic and other Environmental Impacts in Violation of California Environmental Laws Jennifer Wade, Mother of Six-Year-Old Boy with Severe Heart Condition, Fears Arena Will Block Access to UCSF Children’s Hospital, Cost Lives San Francisco – Opponents... Read more
Restrictive Ticket Resale Legislation Deferred to Next Session in Florida State Legislature
Big storm clouds looming on the secondary ticket market horizon have again blown out to sea in the Sunshine State. Legislation – two bills actually – designed to place stricter rules on re-selling and in some instances criminal penalties for some re-selling, never made it to the respective floors... Read more
Yankees and StubHub Agree to Settlement
Summary by TicketNews Staff A private settlement was reached on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 between the New York Yankees and StubHub, regarding a storefront owned by the ticket reseller just outside of Yankee Stadium. The lawsuit, filed by the baseball organization, claimed that the building would be used as... Read more
Justices Permit Resale of Copyrighted Imports
Summary by TicketNews: The Supreme Court’s decision on Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons this past Tuesday, March 19 protects the right of an individual to resell an imported copyrighted product as long as they have lawfully purchased it from the initial distributor. The court discusses the well accepted,... Read more
Ticketmaster facing ticket scalping allegations
Ticketing giant Ticketmaster is facing new allegations that the company withheld tickets from the recent general on sale for a Nashville, TN Lady Gaga concert, only to list the tickets for sale with significant price mark-ups on secondary ticketing websites. According to an investigation by Nashville’s NewsChannel 5, five... Read more
Does proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act really have Tennessee fans in mind?
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. a hearing will take place in Tennessee discussing the proposed Fairness in Ticketing Act (SB3441/HB3437). The bill — supported by Ticketmaster-funded Fans First Coaltion and the Tennesee Sports & Entertainment Coaltion (TSEIC), a group comprised of venues, management teams, and event... Read more
NJ ticket reform bill approved by Senate committee
New Jersey took a step toward restructuring its state ticketing laws on October 16, 2012, when the New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee passed Senate Bill 875 with a vote of 5-1. Under the terms of the bill, New Jersey’s ticketing law would be modified in several ways. First, the... Read more
Ticketmaster class-action settlement rejected
Former Ticketmaster customers who had signed onto a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster will have to wait a little while longer to receive their compensation, as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a proposed settlement agreement between Ticketmaster and the class-action plaintiffs’ attorneys. The lawsuit alleges that Ticketmaster’s... Read more
‘Paperless Ticketing’ class action suit filed against Ticketmaster, Live Nation
A recent class action lawsuit, filed September 10, 2012 in the United States District Court in New York, alleges that Live Nation and Ticketmaster violated New York state law by offering solely paperless ticketing. The suit, brought in relation to tickets purchased for a Swedish House Mafia event on... Read more
Euroteam facing bankruptcy after Olympic ticket scandal
Euroteam, an online ticket trader based out of Oslo, Norway, has recently come under severe scrutiny following its selling of what some groups have called “unauthorized” tickets for the recent London Games. According to the company’s official website, Euroteam has “suffered overwhelming challenges during the London Olympics 2012,” and... Read more