According to the The Windsor Star newspaper, the new lawsuit was filed in Ontario Superior Court and alleges Ticketmaster’s fees and surcharges are excessive. Ticketmaster charges for several things, including “convenience,””building facility,” printing TicketFast tickets at home, and processing.
Ticketmaster has long been criticized for its fees and surcharges, which prompted the company to begin experimenting with an “all-in” ticket pricing model late last year for select Eagles tickets.
According to published reports, the Leno ticket carried a face value of $79, but ended up costing $84.60 after all the fees were included, and the Byrne ticket started at $55.50 but ended up costing $71.75.
Lawyers for the plaintiff said the fees allegedly violate an Ontario law that says tickets cannot be sold for a price above their original asking price.
The first lawsuit alleges Ticketmaster purposely redirects fans to its TicketsNow subsidiary where tickets sell for a premium, a complaint similar to one recently logged by rocker Bruce Springsteen. Ticketmaster has vehemently denied the allegation.
Last Updated on June 15, 2009 by By Alfred Branch Jr.