Ticketmaster Nears Win In Bid To Arbitrate Scalping Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 11, 2019, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate a proposed class action alleging that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets while profiting from fees and surcharges, noting that the plaintiff signed an online agreement to arbitrate disputes.

At a hearing in downtown Los Angeles, attorneys for Austin Dickey, who filed the suit against Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment LLC, said the ticketing company is not transparent about its user agreement, which includes an arbitration provision, and only gives customers a few minutes to read the multi-page contract before...

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