Coachella Sues Ghanaian Afrochella Festival for Infringement
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and its organizer Goldenvoice once more going after another event for daring to invoke the “-chella”phrase in its name. This time, the event is abroad, as the festival promoter and its lawyers have gone after Afrochella, an event in Ghana. This is... Read more
Vivid Seats Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over “Hidden Fees”
A proposed class action lawsuit filed in California alleges Vivid Seats uses “bait-and-switch” tactics, deceiving consumers by showing artificially low prices and then adding fees at the last step of the transaction. Such practices, commonly referred to as “drip pricing” have come increasingly under fire by consumers and regulators... Read more
New $750M Lawsuit Latest Legal Woe for Live Nation in Astroworld’s Wake
The fallout from the Astroworld Festival continues for Live Nation Entertainment, which was among those targeted by a massive lawsuit announced this week seeking $750 million in damages. Beyond that and hundreds of other lawsuits already filed in the wake of the tragedy that saw hundreds injured in a... Read more
Woodstock 50 Organizers File Lawsuit Against Former Financial Partner
Woodstock 50 – the epic event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival – was officially called-off last year due to several setbacks. Now, the organizers behind the event have filed a lawsuit against their former financial partner for its “destruction of the festival.” According to a... Read more
Music Festival Organizers Sue Ohio Health Experts
Two festival organizers are suing Ohio health experts for enforcing a statewide ban on concerts amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of Ohio’s Bellwether Music Festival and Country Fest filed the federal lawsuit against Dr. Amy Acton and two county health departments on Thursday in the Southern District of... Read more
StubHub Targeted By Class Action Over Covid-19 Refunds
StubHub has been hit with a class action lawsuit for refusing to refund fans for events that have been, or will be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit was brought on by the firm Koskie Minsky, on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased tickets via... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Accused of Monopoly Practices in New Lawsuit
A pair of consumers have filed a class action lawsuit in California against Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster alleging the entertainment behemoth operates in violation of antitrust laws. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California on behalf of Olivia Van Iderstine and... Read more
SXSW Festival Sued Over Ticket Refund Policy
The South by Southwest (SXSW) media, tech and arts festival is the latest to be hit with a lawsuit regarding ticket refunds in the wake of coronavirus-related event postponements and cancellations. Two ticketholders claiming to spend over $1,000 on their 2020 festival passes filed the class-action suit against the... Read more
Wisconsin Resident Sues StubHub Over Voucher Policy Switch
A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against StubHub, according to a report by Law360.com. The lawsuit is over the ticket resale giant’s recent shift from providing refunds to cancelled events to providing vouchers worth 120% of the order value. The change, announced last week, has caused some... Read more