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
New York State’s plan to allow free-market ticket resale to continue for another year has hit a snag because Gov. David Paterson has yet to sign the bill. The vote in the legislature was a resounding 133-9, which indicates the overwhelming bipartisan acceptance of allowing ticket brokers and others... Read more
Proving the global scope of this issue, in Germany recently, a concert promoter challenged the secondary ticket market in court and was granted a preliminary injunction against a ticket resale portal and its parent company for selling tickets to the German leg of the Depeche Mode world tour on... Read more
In a move designed to protect consumers, Connecticut’s General Assembly is considering a proposed bill that would prohibit sports teams, concert promoters, theater producers or venues from punishing season ticket holders who decide to resell some or all of their tickets. House Bill 6516, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jim... Read more
Richard Vitale, the former accountant and political influence peddler who tried to help Massachusetts ticket brokers in getting favorable legislation passed in 2007 and 2008, has been indicted on unrelated corruption charges, along with his friend and former state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. In addition to Vitale and DiMasi,... Read more
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram added two New Jersey ticket brokers to the list of three companies her office is suing for fraud for their part in allegedly selling tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s fall concerts at Giants Stadium before tickets were publicly available. The original lawsuit named TicketNews’s... Read more
Continuing a recent trend of legislators taking on the issue of speculative sales of tickets on the secondary market, New Jersey Democratic Assemblymen Fred Scalera and Gary Schaer are lending their voices to the debate. The two are in the midst of drafting a proposed bill that they plan... Read more
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has filed suit against secondary ticket companies TicketNetwork and New Jersey-based Select-A-Ticket for allegedly selling tickets to upcoming Bruce Springsteen concerts before the tickets were available. Also named in the lawsuit is TicketNetwork ticket resale partner Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. TicketNetwork is the parent... Read more
A Texas couple who wanted to give their 12-year-old son a special present of Dallas Cowboys tickets last season is suing the ticket broker who allegedly kept their money and never delivered them. Joe and Ashley Fisher of Lumberton, TX paid broker John Landry of Landry’s Tickets $1,255.70 for... Read more
The ordinance that was proposed in Cheyenne, WY, to try to control street ticket scalping for the extremely popular Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) – 540,000 people over the course of 10 days – was withdraw, TicketNews has confirmed. City Attorney Dan White said that as of May 14, “the... Read more