StubHub Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging RICO Violations
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit where the company is accused of racketeering. According to Legal Newsline, Spotlight Ticket Management Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division against StubHub and Awin Global... Read more
New York Ticket Scammers Sentenced For Counterfeit Ring
Two men from New York were sentenced for a counterfeit ticket scheme revolving around tickets to A-list artists’ concerts and large-scale sporting events. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 49-year-old Damon Daniels of The Bronx was sentenced to two years in prison and one of his co-defendants, 31-year-old Rahiem Watts... Read more
Paris Court Upholds Ruling Against Viagogo For French Open Tickets
The Paris Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that Viagogo must cease its unauthorized listing and sale of tickets to the French Open at Roland Garros, citing the French Tennis Federation (FFT) as the lone legal seller of the tournament’s tickets. Viagogo Entertainment Inc. and Viagogo AG argued that... Read more
$2.5M In Counterfeit NBA All-Star Game Tickets, Merchandise Seized by ICE
During a six-day enforcement action leading up to the NBA All-Star Game, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized over 100,000 counterfeit items and tickets. The seizures took place as a part of an effort to target those in the Chicago area... Read more
British Ticket Scalpers Dealt Multi-Year Prison Sentence
Two British ticket scalpers, who were found guilty of illegally scalping over £4 million worth of tickets for seven years under false identities, will now serve a combined total of seven years behind bars. Following a hearing earlier this week, Judge Khokhar said that while he took “no pleasure”... Read more
Astros Fan Has Season Tickets Revoked For Cheating Lawsuit
A Texas man has been revoked of his minor league baseball season tickets in response to his lawsuit against the embattled Houston Astros. Bob Hilliard, a longtime season ticket owner with the Astros’ AA affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks, was stripped of his annual package weeks before a new season... Read more
Live Nation Calls The Met Landlord Lawsuit A Ploy To Earn More Money
Live Nation Entertainment was named in a lawsuit by its landlord at the Met Philadelphia for cheating the owner out of concert proceeds. Now, the concert promoter giant has fired back at the landlord in a legal filing, calling the suit a ploy to earn additional money. According to... Read more
Pascrell Rejects Pearl Jam’s Criticism of BOSS Act
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) responded to a letter from the rock band Pearl Jam, who had asked the representative to consider changing the BOSS Act. The letter, penned by Pearl Jam, was sent to Pascrell, as well as House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.... Read more
Monitoring Trustee Appointed For Live Nation Consent Decree Case
Mark Filip, a Kirkland & Ellis partner and former deputy attorney general, has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster’s compliance with their extended consent decree. Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation were accused of violating the terms of the... Read more
Astros Facing Lawsuit From Season Ticket Holder Following Cheating Scandal
A Houston Astros season ticket holder has filed a lawsuit against the team in the wake of the ongoing cheating scandal. The lawsuit, filed in Harris County District Court, accuses the team of breach of contract, negligence, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Houston Chronicle... Read more