INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — INDYCAR LLC has agreed to
provide $925,000 in refunds for advance tickets purchased for the canceled
Boston Grand Prix, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced.
Healey also noted she filed a lawsuit against Boston Grand Prix LLC (BGP)
and CEO John Casey, seeking full refunds for all ticket purchasers.
Close to 4,000 consumers bought tickets for the planned
Boston Grand Prix, which was supposed to take place Labor Day, for a total
of $2,086,798.67. BGP initially refunded consumers $400,000 before stopping.
INDYCAR agreed to pay $925,000 of the total.
“I appreciate INDYCAR’s willingness to step up for their
fans and help resolve this problem,” Healey said. “They’ve gone above and
beyond to be a productive part of this solution, and their fans will reap the
Healey’s lawsuit against BGP, filed in Suffolk Superior
Court, seeks full restitution for consumers who purchased tickets.
“Boston Grand Prix and its CEO knew full well when they
marketed and sold this event that they didn’t have the resources or permits to
make it happen,” Healey said. “They failed to protect consumers, and we will do
all we can to hold them accountable.”