Claiming that he deliberately made false statements about the company, third-party ticket marketplace TicketNetwork this week sued David Fay for defamation for allegedly damaging comments the president and CEO of Hartford’s Bushnell Center made about TicketNetwork in front of a Connecticut state legislative committee, and to a local newspaper.... Read more
Pennsylvania’s Sherman Theater is planning to refund money to hundreds of fans of the Canadian rapper Drake after the venue discovered that a pair of concerts by the artist scheduled for May were fakes and part of an elaborate scam. In a lengthy statement on the venue’s Web site,... Read more
Another of five KU staffers indicted in the University of Kansas ticket scalping scandal has received prison time for charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and will serve nearly four years in a federal penitentiary. Yesterday, March 30, a co-defendant was sentenced to over three years incarceration, and... Read more
The St. Louis Rams football team is suing a former stockbroker and alleged Ponzi-schemer, in addition to the ticket brokerage he started, for tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid tickets. Stockbroker Joshua Gould, formerly of Woodbury Financial Services, allegedly owes the Rams nearly $78,000 (not including interest) for... Read more
One of several defendants in the University of Kansas ticket scalping scandal has received a prison sentence of more than three years from a federal court judge. Two other defendants earlier this month received probation, and four more defendants are awaiting sentencing. In a Wichita courtroom today, March 30,... Read more
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced a federal ticket resale bill that would protect consumers and the secondary ticket market by prohibiting restrictive paperless tickets and stopping ticket issuers from punishing people if they decide to resell their tickets. HR950, co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jim... Read more
StubHub recently was found to be in violation of North Carolina’s former anti-scalping laws for its part in the 2007 sale of high-priced Hannah Montana tickets by a reseller on the company’s exchange. In a ruling by Judge Ben Tennille of the North Carolina Business Court, StubHub and Massachusetts... Read more
A proposed law in Minnesota, designed to protect consumers and the secondary ticket market by regulating paperless ticketing in the state, received approval from two legislative committees today, March 9, inching the matter closer toward adoption. The state Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee voted 10-4 to move SF425... Read more
The first two of seven defendants involved in the University of Kansas ticket scalping scandal have heard their sentences in a Wichita court today, March 7. U.S. District Court Judge Wesley Brown has ordered Jason Jeffries, KU’s former Assistant Director for Ticket Operations, and Brandon W. Simmons, former Assistant... Read more
The ticketing snafu at this year’s Super Bowl left hundreds of fans without seats for the big game. But, for one Fort Worth, TX ticket broker, it left him without a business. Cade Ingram, owner of Ticket Stock LLC, this week filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy as a result... Read more