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
Massachusetts state prosecutors revealed in court this week that former state Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi and his friend, former accountant Richard Vitale, were significantly involved in trying to get the state’s anti-scalping laws repealed two years ago. According to a report in the Boston Globe, the two... Read more
A little over a week after the state assembly overwhelmingly approved the measure, New York Gov. David Paterson late Tuesday, June 9, signed the ticket scalping extension bill that allows free market ticket resale to continue for another year. Following the 133-9 vote by the assembly to extend the... Read more
Ticketmaster Entertainment and the Cleveland Cavaliers have settled their two-year-old lawsuit over the Cavs using Veritix Flash Seats technology to resell tickets. The Cavs will be permitted to resume using the Veritix technology, which allows fans to buy and resell paperless tickets for the team’s home games at Quicken... Read more