Clear Channel Concertgoer Class Certified

Law360, New York (October 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the litigation that accuses Clear Channel Communications Inc. of using its dominant market position to drive out competing concert promoters and inflate ticket prices, classes of plaintiffs spanning five regional markets were certified Monday, paving the way for discovery in those bellwether suits.

Los Angeles district judge Stephen Wilson also rejected Clear Channel's bid for judgment on the pleadings and its contention that the plaintiffs lacked standing. Clear Channel had contended that the concert-goers' claims against them were too indirect and that competing promoters would...
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