Ticketer Responds To Comic Con Lawsuit Regarding Alleged Stolen Funds
This year’s nearly sold-out Boston Comic Con was set to feature stars like Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and Chris Hemsworth. However, right before the event kicked-off on March 20, the Con was cancelled due to concerns over the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pop culture fans quickly sought refunds, but... Read more
Lawsuit Filed Alleging Comic Con Refunds Stolen By Vendor
Update (as of March 27, 2020): GrowTix noted in a statement to TicketNews that The Hollywood Reporter‘s article regarding the cancellation and actions by GrowTix is “a plainly inaccurate account of events and a misrepresentation of the obligations and actions of both GrowTix and ACE Universe.” We have since... Read more
Woman Files Suit Against Ticketmaster For Violating ADA Laws
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Ticketmaster in the Southern District of Florida for its violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), noting that the ticketing giant’s mobile app is not fully accessible for visually impaired consumers. The plaintiff, Windy Lucius, has been blind for nine years... Read more
Opinion: Transfer Restrictions Now a Public Health Issue 
At last month’s hearing on the ticketing industry, members of congress heard testimony pointing out the anti-competitive and privacy-violating potential for ticketing systems that bar consumer choice over tickets they have purchased. In the new normal that we will see once the Covid-19 pandemic winds down, a new potential... Read more
Ticketmaster House Testimony Contradicts Privacy Policy, Prior Statements
When asked by members of congress last month about what data her company had access to for users required to use its ticketing systems for mobile-only “Safetix” events, Ticketmaster President and COO Amy Howe had a simple answer: “Name, phone number, email address,” she told the Subcommittee on Oversight... Read more
New York Ticket Scammers Sentenced For Counterfeit Ring
Two men from New York were sentenced for a counterfeit ticket scheme revolving around tickets to A-list artists’ concerts and large-scale sporting events. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 49-year-old Damon Daniels of The Bronx was sentenced to two years in prison and one of his co-defendants, 31-year-old Rahiem Watts... Read more
Paris Court Upholds Ruling Against Viagogo For French Open Tickets
The Paris Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that Viagogo must cease its unauthorized listing and sale of tickets to the French Open at Roland Garros, citing the French Tennis Federation (FFT) as the lone legal seller of the tournament’s tickets. Viagogo Entertainment Inc. and Viagogo AG argued that... Read more
Fuller: Does What Happened In D.C. Stay In D.C.?
By: Eric Fuller Yesterday, February 26, 2020 there was yet another ticket hearing on Capitol Hill. Congress is looking into whether the ways in which live event tickets are sold disadvantage consumers. The answer is not complex. It’s yes. There to be questioned were representatives from six big ticketing... Read more
$2.5M In Counterfeit NBA All-Star Game Tickets, Merchandise Seized by ICE
During a six-day enforcement action leading up to the NBA All-Star Game, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized over 100,000 counterfeit items and tickets. The seizures took place as a part of an effort to target those in the Chicago area... Read more
British Ticket Scalpers Dealt Multi-Year Prison Sentence
Two British ticket scalpers, who were found guilty of illegally scalping over £4 million worth of tickets for seven years under false identities, will now serve a combined total of seven years behind bars. Following a hearing earlier this week, Judge Khokhar said that while he took “no pleasure”... Read more