“New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice Act” In Hearings This Week
New Jersey legislators are considering two bills that could bring consumer ticket rights in line with neighboring states New York and Connecticut this week. Billed as the New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice Act, the parallel bills propose to add to New Jersey’s books protections and privileges for consumers that... Read more
Travis Scott, Live Nation, ASM Global Hire Lawyers for Astroworld Lawsuits
With lawsuits continuing to pile up in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy last month, Travis Scott and Live Nation Entertainment have both brought in high profile legal representation, according to numerous reports. Hundreds of legal actions have already been filed in the aftermath of the Houston festival, which... Read more
Two Security Guards Sue Astroworld Organizers, Alleging Poor Preparation
A pair of security guards have joined the wide array of parties to have filed lawsuits in the wake of the Astroworld Festival tragedy, naming 28 parties in the complaint including Live Nation Entertainment, Travis Scott, Cactus Jack Records, and the security companies that were hired to staff the... Read more
StubHub Gets Most COVID Refund Actions Moved to Private Arbitration
StubHub scored a partial legal victory in a California court this week, convincing the judge in a lawsuit over its refund policy shift amid COVID-19 to move much of the legal action into arbitration rather than trial. United States District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. issued the order Monday... Read more
Chuck D Rips Live Nation for Trying to Dodge Astroworld Blame
Public Enemy frontman Chuck D pulled no punches in an open letter addressing the Astroworld tragedy. The rapper and orator berated the entertainment giant for not taking full accountability for the tragedy, instead allowing Travis Scott to shoulder a huge amount of public criticism for events that occured while... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Completion of Spectra Acquisition
The blockbuster venue management deal between Oak View Group and Spectra has closed, following the completion of a review by the Department of Justice, which was received November 15. The deal brings together the massive venue management and hospitality services capabilities of Spectra under the Oak View Group umbrella.... Read more
Live Nation, Apple, Travis Scott Targeted by $2 Billion Astroworld Lawsuit
After seeing a $750 million lawsuit filed earlier this week in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Live Nation Entertainment is staring down another lawsuit filed Thursday in the wake of the event, this one seeking more than double that in damages – $2 billion. The complaint was filed... Read more
New $750M Lawsuit Latest Legal Woe for Live Nation in Astroworld’s Wake
The fallout from the Astroworld Festival continues for Live Nation Entertainment, which was among those targeted by a massive lawsuit announced this week seeking $750 million in damages. Beyond that and hundreds of other lawsuits already filed in the wake of the tragedy that saw hundreds injured in a... Read more
Live Nation Could Strip Right to Sue from Consumers With Astroworld Refunds
According to legal analysis, those who attended Astroworld Festival in Houston and are considering legal action should read the fine print if event organizers make good on early promises to pay out refunds. It is possible that the terms included with acceptance of that refund will require consumers to... Read more
Houston Chief: Live Nation’s Astroworld Security Staffing Records “Not Good”
Records turned over by Live Nation Entertainment regarding the staffing of important security positions for the Astroworld Festival were “just not good” according to Houston’s Chief of Police Troy Finner at a news conference this week. The event had hundreds of police officers working in addition to private security,... Read more