A 2009 breach of contract lawsuit filed by ticket broker Chuck Lombardo against Ticketmaster was settled out of court this month, according to legal filings. The lawsuit had alleged that the ticketing giant reneged on a deal to buy Lombardo’s business after he had helped Ticketmaster with its secondary... Read more
A circuit court in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit in which a ticket broker claimed he was cheated out of several thousand dollars by a University of Louisville assistant basketball coach. In May of 2010, Scott Davis, owner of DerbyDeals.com and a Kentucky county magistrate, filed a complaint against... Read more
New York Gov. David Paterson was fined $62,125 by the state’s Commission on Public Integrity for accepting several free tickets to see the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series. The commission did not buy Paterson’s statements that he always intended to pay for the five tickets, in... Read more
This week’s court ruling, which basically invalidated a Marital Property Agreement (MPA) contested by divorced Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank and Jaime McCourt, brings the former couple one step closer to possibly selling the team and opens the door to potential buyers waiting in the wings. Frank had campaigned... Read more
Ticketing giant Ticketmaster, embroiled in a class action lawsuit over its processing and delivery fees, is suing its insurance carrier, Illinois Union Insurance Co., for more than $4 million over the insurance company’s alleged refusal to pay the legal expenses in the class action. Ticketmaster claims that its $10... Read more
A Lethbridge, Alberta-based ticket broker recently was fined $110,000 by the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) for illegally selling securities in a plan to raise millions of dollars for his business. Jason Hunt, owner of Front Row Tickets, raised more than $15 million as a result of the alleged deception,... Read more
Lawyers for Gene Hammett, the former ticket broker who was allegedly scammed out of millions of dollars worth of Vancouver Olympics tickets, are attempting to turn up the heat on alleged fraudster David Bunevacz in an effort to recover the $3 million Bunevacz claims to have lost in the... Read more
Indictments have been issued to five former employees implicated in the University of Kansas ticket scalping scandal, news of which broke earlier this year following an internal investigation by the university. The former Athletic Department staffers were indicted on a number of charges, including conspiracy, submitting false information into... Read more
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