Live Nation Seeks To Toss Parking Fee Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Live Nation Worldwide Inc. argued Monday that a proposed Illinois antitrust class action accusing the concert promoter of illegally tying its ticket sales to parking fees should be dismissed because the plaintiff did not suffer an antitrust injury from paying the mandatory parking fee.

Live Nation's motion to dismiss said plaintiff James Batson failed to properly allege an injury under federal antitrust laws. The suit claims Live Nation reaped unfair profits from the alleged tying arrangement.

Batson also alleged claims under California state law, but Live...
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