As the federal review of the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger begins to wind down, a still-pending 2006 lawsuit against Live Nation over alleged antitrust activity sheds some light on how the company is no stranger to antitrust concerns. The lawsuit, originally filed in separate regions of the country, has... Read more
Claiming that Live Nation violated a previous agreement by selling 17 UK theaters to a rival, Key Brand Entertainment (KBE) is suing the concert and promotion giant to block the deal. Last month, Live Nation agreed to sell the theaters to Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) for just over $140... Read more
Two New Jersey ticket broker companies, part of a lawsuit filed in the spring by state Attorney General Anne Milgram over the resale of Bruce Springsteen tickets, settled their cases with her office this week, without admitting any wrongdoing. The two companies, Almost Backstage Inc., of Vauxhall, N.J., and... Read more
A second lawsuit has been filed against Live Nation over its parking and undisclosed charity fees at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center. The new class action lawsuit, filed this month by New Jersey resident Clifford Davidson in U.S. District Court, alleges that Live Nation unfairly charges each ticket... Read more
Claiming the team and off-duty police officers repeatedly harassed him over a three-year period for reselling tickets, a Seattle ticket broker is suing the Seattle Mariners and the city in federal court for allegedly violating his civil rights. William Anderson, a 40-year-old photographer who scalps baseball and other sports... Read more
Convinced that the city’s position is correct, Chicago officials are appealing the ruling earlier this year that secondary ticketing giant StubHub does not have to collect the city’s 8 percent amusement tax from its broker clients and resellers on the resale of tickets. Attorney’s for the city recently filed... Read more
As more details emerge from the lawsuit filed by ticket broker Chuck Lombardo against Ticketmaster, the picture being painted is one of a company that has continually tried to quietly muscle its way into the secondary ticket market and allegedly manipulate ticket prices for certain artists. The lawsuit was... Read more
Iconic rock band Aerosmith will play two concerts in Hawaii on October 18 and 20 to satisfy the settlement the band reached for the cancellation of a show in the 50th state in 2007. The band will play a show in Oahu on the 18th and a show in... Read more
(The second paragraph in this story was edited at 9:28am EST Tuesday, September 15, 2009, to reflect Andrew Hentrich claimed he was not paid several hundred thousand dollars by RazorGator in connection with Beijing Olympics tickets.) The legal wrangling between RazorGator and Texas ticket broker Andrew Hentrich, over alleged... Read more
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., fast becoming the congressional watchdog of the ticketing industry, is at it again, this time setting his attention to the Washington Redskins, which recently admitted to selling tickets to brokers that the team took from season ticket holders who could not pay for them.... Read more