Dukes Dooms Clear Channel, Live Nation Monopoly Suits

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Concertgoers accusing Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Live Nation Entertainment Inc. of monopolizing the market for rock music tickets relied on deeply flawed data to support their claims, a California federal judge said Friday, leaning on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes to throw out class actions at the center of long-running multidistrict litigation.

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted summary judgment in test cases focused on the Los Angeles and Denver markets after applying the sort of extra scrutiny prescribed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
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