Ticketmaster's $23M Coupon Settlement Stalls Over Attys' Fees

Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge shot down a $23 million settlement Monday in a class action accusing Ticketmaster LLC of duping customers into joining a costly online coupon service, raising questions about a provision that would see plaintiffs' lawyers paid before objectors’ appeals are resolved.

At a Monday hearing, U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer declined to give the deal preliminary approval, saying it appeared “unseemly” that the provision would allow early payment to plaintiffs' counsel in advance of the case's potential final resolution.

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Case Title

Robert Reese v. Ticketmaster et al


Case Number

2:07-cv-01459

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Dale S. Fischer

Date Filed

March 4, 2007


Case Title

Craig Johnson et al v. Ticketmaster Corp. et al


Case Number

2:08-cv-07509

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Dale S. Fischer

Date Filed

November 12, 2008

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