Fans Receive Discount Vouchers After Ticketmaster Class-Action Settlement
Ticketmaster is offering freebies and discounts to fans who purchased tickets between 1999 and 2013 after settling a class action lawsuit. In 2003, the Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster  class action lawsuit was filed, alleging that Ticketmaster failed to fully disclose to consumers all aspects of its UPS and order processing... Read more
Security Firm Claims Ticketmaster Data Breach Is Part Of Larger Scheme
Last month, Ticketmaster revealed that it suffered a security breach from a third-party supplier, however, the cybersecurity firm RiskIQ claims that this breach was not a one-off incident, but rather part of a larger credit card-skimming operation, which has hit more than 800 e-commerce sites online. Ticketmaster said that... Read more
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) to Discuss Ticketing Legislation at Ticket Summit
Congressman Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey democrat with a long history of involvement in the regulatory side of ticketing, will be speaking at Ticket Summit in Las Vegas. Mr. Pascrell, who has represented the Garden State in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, will join the Legislative Issues... Read more
Former StubHub, Ticketbis Employees Launch “Tracer” Blockchain System
A group of former Stubhub and Ticketbis employees have teamed up to form Tracer, a new high-tech solution they say will beat ticket scalpers/touts, in hopes to shake up the ticketing industry. Carmen Navarro, Tracer head of business development, explained that the company wanted to make ticketing “fairer and... Read more
Ticket Resale Could Play Role in Supreme Court Confirmation Fight
As the likely battle over the nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court heats up, tickets have taken an unexpected place in the discussion. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Kavanaugh, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District... Read more
Texas Congressman Calls for Google’s Certification to be “Fair and Impartial”
Signals Bipartisan Support for the FTC Monitoring of Google’s Certification Process The US Minority Ticker Group (USMTG) has added Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to a growing list of legislators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor Google’s introduction of their certification process for ticket resellers.... Read more
USMTG Welcomes New York ‘Super Lawyer’ Larry Hutcher To Counsel
The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) recently announced the addition of New York based attorney Larry Hutcher as the organization’s pro bono general counsel. Mr. Hutcher is a Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of the law firm DHC where he has spent his entire legal career. Throughout this career, he... Read more
CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers
At the request of the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG), four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, two senators and two representatives, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the commission monitor Google’s implementation of its new registration and certification of ticket resellers advertising through AdWords. Senators Richard... Read more
Two Victims Of Fyre Festival Awarded $5 Million In Lawsuit Against Founder
Two concertgoers who attended the failed Fyre Festival last year in the Bahamas were awarded $5 million in a lawsuit against co-producer Billy McFarland. Last year’s Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxurious getaway with a star-studded lineup and chef-prepared meals. However, attendees showed up to a chaos-driven island... Read more
Ticket Touts To Face Unlimited Fines For Using Bots
Secondary ticketing sites will now face ‘unlimited fines’ in the UK by British courts if they’re caught using bots, according to the change in law yesterday. According to Metro UK, a law was changed yesterday that stops touts from using bots, or automated software, to purchase numerous tickets at... Read more