In its latest legal defeat at the hands of secondary ticket resale giant StubHub, the City of Chicago was left a small opening by the court in its fight to force StubHub to collect the city’s amusement tax from ticket sales. U.S District Court Judge Wayne R. Anderson this... Read more
A recent Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling in a lawsuit involving the resale of Boston Red Sox tickets by Weymouth, MA-based Admit One Ticket Agency, LLC (AOTA) could help break the logjam over repealing the state’s anti-scalping laws. Late last week, the state Supreme Court upheld an earlier Appellate Court... Read more
Aerosmith, still one of rock’s biggest bands more nearly 40 years into its career, is reportedly careening toward a cliff professionally and possibly facing further legal hassles in the wake of its recently cancelled tour. At the conclusion of the tour, the band was slated to perform a make-up... Read more
It’s David versus Goliath as a small, Philadelphia-based concert festival, fights against Read more
Apparently realizing the two were at a legal stalemate, the New England Patriots and secondary ticket company Stubhub have settled their three-year-old dispute over Patriots tickets being scalped on the resale giant. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but essentially both sides will continue with their positions of... Read more
In a new lawsuit filed recently in California, Ticketmaster Entertainment and its secondary ticket company TicketsNow are being accused again of allegedly redirecting ticket buyers to more expensive tickets through TicketsNow. The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey resident Richard Hobson over Tina Turner tickets he purchased in 2008, is... Read more
North Carolina’s state Senate last week voted unanimously to permanently extend a state law that allows online ticket brokers to resell tickets for whatever the market will bear. The law had been in effect for year while state officials studied the impact. The Senate approval followed overwhelming support from... Read more
Concert promotions giant Live Nation is being sued by a New Jersey resident who claims the company’s parking and other fees at PNC Bank Arts Center, and Live Nation’s recent marketing initiative “No Fee Wednesdays,” are deceptive and unfair to consumers. In the lawsuit filed on behalf of Michael... Read more
Chicago’s onerous amusement tax is again being challenged in court, this time by a group of disgruntled Chicago Bears fans who are angry about having a levy imposed on their personal seat licenses (PSL). Last month, city officials mailed letters to hundreds of Bears PSL owners, who bought PSLs... Read more
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed into law a new ticket resale bill that requires Internet brokers to offer better guarantees, outlaws the sale or use of “bot” software, and makes it illegal to scalp tickets to charity events. The bill, SB746, also aims to protect smaller venues with... Read more