Jets Sued by PSL Holders Over Devaluation of Investment
The New York Jets are facing a lawsuit from a group of season ticket holders, filed on Friday in New Jersey. The suit stems from a recent decision by the team to allow season tickets to the mezzanine section at MetLife Stadium to be purchased without Personal Seat Licenses... Read more
Poker Pro Indicted For Alleged Fraud Against Ticket Operation’s Investors
Tickets to the world’s two most popular football events – the Super Bowl and World Cup – are at the center of an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury this week against a California man, according to the Orange County Register. Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli was charged... Read more
Hamilton Tickets Serve as Perfect (Unethical) Gifts for LA Lawmakers
As Hamilton continues its dominant run across American theatre and culture at large, the musical also continues to spark headlines and minor controversy wherever it goes. Whether it’s outrageous prices for Hamilton tickets on both the primary and secondary market, insider back-doors programmed to allow certain individuals to access... Read more
Proposed Law in Utah Protects Consumers, Resellers from Vindictive Cancellations
A proposed law in Utah aims to protect people on the secondary ticketing market – both those purchasing tickets, and those selling extras. The bill, called the Consumer Ticket Protection Amendments has already passed the state’s House of Representatives and reportedly has strong support in the senate, where it... Read more
Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Yankees in Ticket Suit
A New York judge sided with a ticket broker that filed a lawsuit against the New York Yankees, issuing a temporary restraining order on Tuesday preventing the team from selling 49 of 52 tickets the club had canceled earlier this year. The brokers, of Maryland-based ASC Ticket Co., argue... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Fraud in New York
Billy McFarland, would-be promoter and architect of both the Fyre Festival debacle and a failed ticket brokering operation, has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and could face up to ten years in prison. “I deeply regret my actions, and I apologize to my investors, team, family... Read more
Ticket Tax to Benefit Emergency Personnel Pushed by Michigan State Sen.
A State Sen. in Michigan is pushing for an event ticket tax that would reportedly be used to fund police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel in the city of Detroit, according to a story on Sen. Coleman Young II, who represents the city, introduced the proposed law, called... Read more
New Advertising Standards Issued by UK Regulator on Ticket Resale
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued new regulations on ticket resale operations in the United Kingdom, indicating that websites must make the total price – including all fees – clear from the start of the purchase process. It has also struck down certain language used by resale operations... Read more
Yankees Sued by Broker Over 52 Cancelled Season Tickets
A Maryland-based ticket broker has filed a lawsuit against the New York Yankees in the Empire State, arguing that the club’s decision to revoke more than 50 season tickets violates the state’s Arts and Cultural Affairs law. The broker, ASC Ticket Co. is seeking a reinstatement of the season... Read more
Consumers, Brokers Wait in Lurch Following RazorGator Implosion
It appears that rumors of RazorGator’s demise were not exaggerated, even a little bit, as the ticket marketplace has entered what is being referred to as a “formal insolvency process” and has closed up shop. Where that leaves consumers who have purchased tickets to events from RazorGator that have... Read more