Amended $23M Ticketmaster Service Fee Deal Wins Approval
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to Ticketmaster's $23 million class settlement with customers who claimed they were duped into joining a costly online coupon service, after the ticketing giant amended the deal's attorney fee provision to address the judge's reservations with the deal.
U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer had refused to sign off on the agreement two months ago, saying he was uncomfortable with a provision that would see plaintiffs' lawyers paid before any objectors' appeals are resolved. The revised deal...