Dorchester consumer activist Colman Herman’s streak of courtroom victories appeared to come to a halt yesterday as a Supreme Judicial Court justice indicated there was no legal justification for his attempt to make a Weymouth ticket reseller publicly release the name of its chief supplier of Red Sox tickets.
SJC Judge Judith A. Cowin, who was expected to issue a ruling soon, seemed dismissive of Quincy District Court Judge Mark S. Coven’s April 9 ruling that Admit One Ticket Agency LLC is not entitled to keep its supplier’s name out of the public eye. Coven said keeping the name confidential, which he referred to as a prior restraint of speech, would adversely impact the public debate on ticket issues currently taking place in the Legislature. . .
In his lawsuit, scheduled to go to trial this month, Herman says Admit One violated the state’s antiscalping law by offering to sell him an $80 ticket to a 2005 Red Sox-Yankees game for $500. The 1924 law bars ticket markups of more than $2 above face value, plus certain service and business charges. (Full Story)
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