Taylor Swift fans who were unable to get concert tickets are seeking compensation.
Another lawsuit has been filed against Ticketmaster following the Taylor Swift concert ticket debacle.
A federal class action lawsuit claims that “Ticketmaster [and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.] violated antitrust laws and participated in anticompetitive and misleading conduct.” pitchfork report.
The company has also been accused of fraud, false advertising, price fixing and misrepresentation.
The lawsuit, which represents 26 plaintiffs, hopes to win $2,500 for each violation. It also seeks to hold Ticketmaster accountable for attorneys’ fees and legal costs.
“Ticketmaster intentionally and knowingly misled millions of fans into believing that they would prevent bots and scalpers from participating in presales,” court documents allege.
“However, millions of fans were unable to purchase tickets during the TaylorSwiftTix presale and Capital One presale. It was due to unprecedented website traffic that allowed a number of bots to participate. Pre-sales,” continues.
The lawsuit alleges that “By allowing primary ticket purchasers to resell tickets during TaylorSwiftTix’s pre-sale, Ticketmaster has determined that these tickets would otherwise be sold according to the face value negotiated by Taylor Swift Management.” I have shown that there is,” he added.
Earlier this month, Swift’s group filed another class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster following the disruption.
The lawsuit alleges that Ticketmaster did not take adequate precautions to prevent unfair competition when pre-sales began. fans were unable to purchase tickets.
“The policy and spirit of California antitrust law is to promote free play through competitive market forces and consequently lower prices for consumers,” the lawsuit asserts.
It accuses Ticketmaster of “imposing agreements and policies at the retail and wholesale levels that prevent effective price competition across the broad spectrum of online ticket sales.”
Pre-sales for Taylor’s upcoming tour began in November, but chaos quickly descended as tickets sold out in record time. Ticketmaster then had to announce that there were no tickets left for general sale.
“Tomorrow’s Taylor Swift General Sale | Eras Tour has been canceled due to extremely high demand for our ticketing system and not enough ticket inventory left to meet that demand,” Ticketmaster said in a statement. rice field.
Not only were Taylor Swift’s fans outraged by the situation, Taylor Swift released a statement expressing her disappointment. Many fans were left without tickets, but they could walk away with a settlement if the pending lawsuit is successful.
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