NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey men are suing ticket sellers over claims they withheld more than 5 percent of tickets to the general public in order to charge much higher than face value.
Steven Glickman and Andrew Kimmel, individually and for members of the putative class, filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation Worldwide, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Ticketing, Live Nation Global Touring, and ABC Corp. 1-20, alleging violations to the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and unjust enrichment.
The suit states the defendants promote concerts and sold, distributed, and allocated tickets for thousands of concerts in New Jersey during the past six years.
Glickman purchased tickets to Phish's 2013 Fall Tour on Oct. 31, 2013. Kimmel purchased tickets to Maroon 5's 2013 Overexposed tour on Feb. 23, 2013.
The suit states the defendants withheld and continue to withhold more than 5 percent of tickets to the above concerts and others from sale to the general public for the benefit of sponsors, artists, media outlets, the venue and other insiders, causing consumers to purchase tickets above face value. The practice of withholding the tickets is prohibited by a law passed in 2001 by New Jersey Legislature, which became embodied in the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
The plaintiffs and other members of the putative class seek treble damages, interests, attorney fees, and a judgment enjoining the defendants from violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Bruce H. Nagel and Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice in Roseland, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 2:15-cv-08041-WJM-MF