Live Nation Paid Kickbacks To Concert Venue: Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 2:20 PM EST) -- Live Nation Entertainment Inc. imposed illegal service charges on tickets and paid kickbacks to a Baltimore venue, according to a proposed consumer class action removed Thursday to Maryland federal court.

Plaintiff Andre Bourgeois' suit claims that a Baltimore city ordinance limits service charges on tickets to 50 cents and that Live Nation's service charges on tickets average well over ten times that amount.

He also contends that the company violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by conspiring with Lyric Productions LLC, which operates Baltimore's...
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