Ark. High Court Says Ticketmaster Fees Count As Scalping

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- In a 4-3 decision, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a state law banning the sale of tickets above face value can apply to exclusive agents like Ticketmaster LLC who levy additional fees.

Answering a request from a federal district court to clarify the state law in a class-action suit against Ticketmaster, Justice Karen R. Baker said the language of the statute plainly and unambiguously covers companies like Ticketmaster who slap extra fees like convenience charges onto ticket prices.

The court limited its ruling...
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