StubHub Targeted By Class Action Over Covid-19 Refunds
StubHub has been hit with a class action lawsuit for refusing to refund fans for events that have been, or will be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit was brought on by the firm Koskie Minsky, on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased tickets via... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Entertainment Unions Urge Congress To Fix Relief Benefits
More than three dozen organizations representing several facets of the entertainment industry have banded together for a call to action from government leaders. The Screen Actors Guild, Music Artists Coalition, Recording Academy and more have issued a joint letter to Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and... Read more
Endeavor Aims To Raise $250M Amid Pandemic
In order to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, UFC’s Endeavor is hoping to raise $250 million by June, the New York Post reports. According to The Post, Endeavor was expected to receive $150 million from UFC this year. These funds would have paid for a stock buyback program... Read more
SXSW Festival Sued Over Ticket Refund Policy
The South by Southwest (SXSW) media, tech and arts festival is the latest to be hit with a lawsuit regarding ticket refunds in the wake of coronavirus-related event postponements and cancellations. Two ticketholders claiming to spend over $1,000 on their 2020 festival passes filed the class-action suit against the... Read more
Liberty Media Moves Live Nation to Different Asset Group
Liberty Media announced this week that it would re-attribute its 33 percent stake in Live Nation Entertainment, along with other assets, from Formula One Group to its SiriusXM tracking stock, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Over the years, analysts have wondered if Liberty could eventually acquire control of Live... Read more
Vivid Seats Draws Complaints Over Long Refund Delays
Texans are lashing out after waiting weeks to receive a refund from secondary ticketing site Vivid Seats for the cancelled Houston Rodeo. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo shut down its month-long event on March 11 ahead of the Kane Brown concert due to threats of coronavirus spreading in... Read more
Fan Files Lawsuit Against Live Nation, Ticketmaster Over Refund Policy
Amid a wave of intense backlash for its pandemic-era refund policy, Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment were hit with a class action lawsuit. Consumer Derek Hansen filed the suit with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging the companies used false advertising and... Read more
Ticket Holders Unite In Fight For Ultra Music Festival Refunds
EDM fans are rallying together to take on Florida’s annual EDM music festival Ultra after organizers updated its refund policy amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Ultra is among the country’s hundreds of large-scale events cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. It was one of the first festivals to be called-off... Read more
Canada Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Ticketmaster Refund Policy
Live Nation and Ticketmaster’s updated refund policy has sparked outrage across the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Canada lawmakers are calling for probers of the ticketing giants’ policy. Earlier this month, Ticketmaster quietly updated its refund policy, which stated that fans can receive refunds to events that are... Read more