Ticketmaster Settles Canada “Drip Pricing” Lawsuit for $4.5 Million
Canada’s Competition Bureau (CCB) says that Ticketmaster will pay $4.5 million in penalties to settle a case related to its online ticket sales operations, according to multiple outlets. The settlement involves a $4 million penalty, plus $500,000 in reimbursement for the costs related to the investigation. “The bureau expects... Read more
Super Bowl Price Guide – Monday, Jan 21, 2019 10 AM
The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots are heading to Super Bowl LIII, and thousands of people have already punched their tickets for entrance to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3. If you want to join them in celebration of Super Bowl 53, the time is... Read more
Judge Ruling Means StubHub “Drip Pricing” Lawsuit Can Continue
A California judge has ruled against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against StubHub over alleged “drip pricing” practices – showing an artificially low price to the consumer, only to disclose fees at the last minute – meaning the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) subsidiary and ticket resale giant will... Read more
Canadian Authorities Ratchet up Criticism of Ticketmaster/LN Drip Pricing
The back-and-forth between Canadian officials and Ticketmaster escalated this week, as The Commissioner of Competition hit back against the ticketer and parent company Live Nation after they claimed their “drip” pricing practices were industry standard rather than deceptive for consumers. “Any bald suggestion that consumers would somehow be able... Read more