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Standing Still: Fan Gets Second Chance to Bring Precarious NY/NJ Super Bowl Ticket Case

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Recently, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals turned the switch on a fan’s seemingly dormant class action suit against the National Football League concerning its 2014 Super Bowl Ticket Distribution Policy, which limited...more

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

With summer concerts and music festivals in full swing, many fans will be surprised to find $145 face value tickets reselling online for $3,000 to $11,000....more

New Laws Criminalize Online Ticket Bots and Protect Consumers’ Right to Review

by Reed Smith on

Earlier this month, President Obama approved two pieces of consumer protection legislation aimed at curbing the use of automatic programs to purchase tickets through online sellers and limiting the ability of companies to use...more

Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016. The BOTS Act prohibits circumventing a website’s security measures to acquire event tickets. It also restricts the reselling...more

Bad Basketball at High Prices? Timberwolves Season Ticket Holders Seek to Enjoin the Team’s “Draconian” Resale Policies

Minnesota Timberwolves season ticket holders unhappy with the team’s 20-45 record and hoping to resell their tickets have filed a putative class-action lawsuit over the team’s “draconian” ticketing policy. Starting this...more

"Key Takeways: The Emerging Legal Landscape Regarding Ticket Sales"

Over the last few years, state lawmakers and enforcement agencies have focused increasingly on protecting consumers who purchase tickets to sports and entertainment events. Private actions also have targeted ticket sellers’...more

Schneiderman Seeks to Sack NFL’s Minimum Ticket Resale Prices

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reportedly investigating the National Football League for antitrust violations in connection with its imposition of “price floors” on tickets for resale. In a 40-page report...more

Third Circuit Blows Whistle on Suit Challenging Super Bowl Ticket Lottery

by Genova Burns LLC on

A panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit that sought to challenge the method by which the National Football League distributed tickets to last year’s Super Bowl...more

StubHub to Ticketmaster: Don’t Block Our Sales

On March 29, 2015, StubHub, Inc. brought an antitrust action against the Golden State Warriors LLC (the “Warriors”) and Ticketmaster, L.L.C. (“Ticketmaster”), alleging that they monopolized the ticket resale market by forcing...more

UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

by DLA Piper on

The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud....more

UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

by DLA Piper on

The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud....more

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