Live Nation reportedly is suing former Chairman Michael Cohl for $5.35 million, the amount he allegedly owes the company as part of his exit agreement from more than two years ago. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported about the lawsuit, Cohl allegedly retained the right to work... Read more
Three of the four defendants in the federal Wiseguy Tickets cyber crimes case pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey to various fraud charges. The fourth suspect remains at large. California residents Kenneth Lowson, 41, and Kristofer Kirsch, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire... Read more
Jam Productions, whose co-owner Jerry Mickelson has long been a critic of Live Nation and its Ticketmaster division, is suing the entities to be released from the ticketing contract Jam signed years before Live Nation and Ticketmaster merged. Chicago-based Jam signed the ticketing deal with Ticketmaster in 2006, but... Read more
Online retail giant Amazon recently won an important federal court victory over the North Carolina Department of Revenue that could have indirect implications for the state’s ticket resale laws that require ticket resellers to file tax reports with the department for the payment of a 3 percent tax on... Read more
A class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) concerning lotteries the two have conducted for years for Final Four tickets is continuing to wind its way through court, and justices are seeking an Indiana Supreme Court ruling as it moves forward. This month, the... Read more
Texas-based technology company Ceats, Inc. has filed lawsuits against a plethora of ticketing companies and airlines this year in an attempt to protect what it says are multiple patents it owns on mapping and ticket sale solutions, but the company’s long list of legal problems could affect its case.... Read more
The federal cyber crimes case against Wiseguy Tickets can move forward, a New Jersey district court judge announced earlier today, October 12, a decision that denies the defendants’ request to have the case dismissed. U.S. District Court Judge Katharine S. Hayden set a trial date for the case, which... Read more
The legal team behind the class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster’s fees has launched a new Web site to attract more plaintiffs in the case. Called Ticket Fee Litigation, the site details the case, which was originally filed in 2003, and states that U.S. residents who bought tickets Ticketmaster.com from... Read more
The ongoing case between StubHub and the City of Chicago, over whether the online ticket marketplace should pay the city’s 8 percent amusement tax, took a turn in favor of the city this week when an appeals court asked the Illinois Supreme Court to step in. In a decision... Read more
Attorneys for the principals of Wiseguy Tickets went before a federal court judge in New Jersey earlier today, September 27, seeking to have the computer hacking and fraud case against them dismissed. The four defendants are accused by U.S. Attorneys of allegedly hacking into the computers Live Nation Entertainment’s... Read more