Clear Channel Antitrust Suit Targets Concert Tickets

Law360, New York (June 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking the latest in a recent onslaught of litigation, Clear Channel Communications Inc. has been slapped with a lawsuit that accuses the entertainment giant of unfairly jacking up concert ticket prices by severely restricting competition on its radio stations.

Plaintiff Daniel Woodring filed the suit last week, seeking class action status for individuals that purchased tickets to rock concerts in Kentucky, Indiana and sections of Ohio dating back to June 13, 1998.

"Clear Channel has engaged in anti-competitive conduct ... that has severely curtailed competition in...
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