Live Nation Ticket Scalping Suit Goes Forward

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge refused Monday to toss a putative class action alleging Live Nation Entertainment Inc. imposed illegal service charges on tickets and paid kickbacks to a Baltimore venue, ruling that a state appeals court must weigh in first on central issues in the case.

In granting plaintiff Andre Bourgeois' motion to certify unresolved legal questions to the Court of Appeals of Maryland, U.S. District Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander said an interpretation of city ordinances would determine many issues in Bourgeois' suit that the entertainment...
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