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Sen. Proposes 2-Day Wait Period For Ticket Resales

Law360 (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced legislation Monday that would impose a two-day waiting period from when sports and concert tickets go on sale to when ticket resellers can buy those tickets and put them on the secondary market.

The bill comes a few months after people unable to buy Bruce Springsteen tickets from Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. at face value were redirected to the company's resale subsidiary to purchase them for hundreds of dollars more, and aims to help fans, rather than scalpers, get the first...
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