Class Action Launched Against Ticketmaster and Live Nation

10/04/18 05:02 PM EDT

Class Action Launched Against Ticketmaster and Live Nation

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Charney Lawyers PC has commenced a class action on behalf of Canadian consumers who purchased resale tickets through the "Verified by Ticketmaster", "TM+", "Fan-to-Fan", and/or "Tickets Now" programs run by Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

The plaintiff is an individual who resides in Toronto who recently paid $450 for two "Verified by Ticketmaster" tickets with a face value of under $100, as well as $85.50 in fees to Ticketmaster itself.

The class action alleges that Ticketmaster has engaged in business practices which encourage scalpers to flourish, forcing consumers from the lower-priced primary ticket market to the higher-priced resale ticket market, where Ticketmaster imposes additional fees on top of the fees levied in the primary ticket market.

"Ticketmaster has a near monopoly on ticket sales for concerts, sporting events and other live entertainment events in Canada. Consumers essentially don't have a choice but to pay Ticketmaster's hefty fees if they want to attend one of these events. Ticketmaster claims in its terms of use and purchase policy that it forbids mass purchasing but the reality is that its practices benefit scalpers over the protection of everyday consumers," said Ted Charney of Charney Lawyers PC.

Charney Lawyers is a leading class action firm. Mr. Charney has been counsel in major consumer protection class actions and is a frequent lecturer and author.

All Canadians who have purchased resale tickets on the Ticketmaster Canada website or on the Ticketmaster app are encouraged to register to receive more information about the class action by visiting www.ticketmasterclassaction.com or emailing ticketmaster@charneylawyers.com.

SOURCE Charney Lawyers

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