Judge: Firm may have violated law

A Quincy District Court judge yesterday ordered that a ticket scalping complaint against a Weymouth company should go to trial to determine whether the firm’s offer of an $85 Red Sox-Yankees ticket for $500 violated state law.

Admit One Ticket Agency LLC of Weymouth had argued that the complaint should be dismissed out of hand, but Judge Mark S. Coven rejected the company’s motion, allowing Dorchester consumer activist Colman Herman’s lawsuit to proceed to trial early next month. . .

Admit One had argued that the state’s antiscalping statute was never triggered because Herman had never actually purchased a ticket in 2005, only inquired about the sale price. Admit One cited a similar complaint by Herman against a Boston ticket reseller that was dismissed in June by the state Department of Public Safety because no purchase occurred. The Department of Public Safety licenses ticket resellers in Massachusetts.

Coven rejected Admit One’s argument and a secondary plea that Herman had suffered no harm and therefore was not entitled to bring a claim under the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

Source: Boston Globe

Last Updated on July 27, 2007

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