Ticketmaster Denied Quick Win On Songkick Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed Live Nation and Ticketmaster's bid for a quick win on some of Songkick's antitrust claims against the ticketing giant and its subsidiary over their alleged monopoly on ticket sales, saying the parties disagree on the facts but there is “no question” that the suit stems from a restraint of trade.

U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer denied Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and subsidiary Ticketmaster LLC's motion for partial summary judgment in the suit brought by Songkick — a concert ticketing startup that has recently ceased business — saying there is an enormous gulf between the...

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