Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Eventbrite over the massive data breach at subsidiary TIcketfly earlier this year, according to multiple outlets. The lawsuit, filed by Shanice Kloss in Cook County, alleges negligence on the company’s part, both before and after the breach, which saw... Read more
Rep. Bill Pascrell Asks for Dept. of Justice Investigation of Ticketmaster
Rep. Bill Pascrell, who helped spur a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “workshop” to examining live event ticketing set for spring of 2019, has asked the Department of Justice to investigate Ticketmaster in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter “highlights Live Nation/Ticketmaster market malfeasance” according to a... Read more
FTC Announces “Public Workshop” Examining Ticketing in Spring 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is holding a “public workshop” to examine consumer protection and competition issues within the online event ticketing world, announced on Thursday. The workshop will take place on March 27, 2019. “The online event ticket industry has been a frequent topic of consumer and competitor complaints,”... Read more
Canada’s Competition Bureau Expands Ticketmaster Investigation
An investigation into Ticketmaster’s business practices by Canada’s Competition Bureau has expanded to include a look at its practices specific to resale in the sake of the CBC/Toronto Star reports from late September, the CBC is reporting. The agency sued Live Nation/Ticketmaster earlier in 2018 over its alleged misleading... Read more
New Jersey Supreme Court Hears Super Bowl Holdbacks Case
The National Football League was on the defensive in a New Jersey courtroom on Thursday as the state Supreme Court heard arguments over a lawsuit related to ticket availability for the 2014 Super Bowl, held at MetLife Stadium. Josh Finkelman sued the league, saying that its lack of sale... Read more
Canadian Firm Targets Ticketmaster With Third Class-Action Lawsuit
A third class-action lawsuit has been launched against Ticketmaster as fallout continues from last week’s CBC and Toronto Star  reports regarding the company’s resale operations. Sotos Class Actions announced its action against Ticketmaster Canada Holdings ULC for live events occurring in Canada as far back as September 1, 2013. The company... Read more
Ticketmaster President Responds to CBC/Toronto Star Resale Reports
On Tuesday, in the wake of negative reports related to its practices in ticket resale and following a letter demanding answers from a pair of U.S. Senators, Ticketmaster’s Jared Smith wrote a blog post defending his company’s policies, posted to a company blog site. In it, the Ticketmaster president... Read more
NATB Accuses Vegas Golden Knights of Backdoor Secondary Sales
A representative of the National Association of Ticket Brokers has accused the Las Vegas Golden Knights of seizing tickets from fans to sell them at inflated prices. Gary Adler, the NATB’s executive director and counsel, levied the charges in a statement provided to LVSportsBiz.com following numerous stories of the... Read more
Senators Moran, Blumenthal Question Ticketmaster Practices
United States Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have composed a letter with several questions for Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino in the wake of last week’s CBC/Toronto Star reporting Ticketmaster resale practices. The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer... Read more
Ticketmaster Facing Class-Action Lawsuits for Alleged Anti-Consumer Policies
At least two class action lawsuits are brewing against Ticketmaster in the wake of this week’s reporting by the CBC and Toronto Star on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. One stems from a Regina, Saskatchawan-based lawyer who told CTV he has been working on the lawsuit for six months.... Read more