Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Live Nation Over Ticket Fees
A class action suit has been filed accusing Live Nation of falsely advertising concert ticket prices. When Michael Rapino was named CEO of Live Nation Entertainment in 2010, he promised to put an end to confusing and onerous ticket charges. 6 years later, and despite his control of the world’s largest ticketer Ticketmaster, how much has changed?
Live Nation has been hit with a class action lawsuit, alleging that the company is falsely advertising prices for concert tickets at the Jones Beach Theater.
According to the New York Daily News, David Himber filed the suit after he attempted to purchase tickets a Rascal Flatts concert on Sept. 1. Himber claims tickets to the show were advertised at $49.50, but when he attempted to purchase tickets at the venue box office, he was hit with a surcharge that upped the price to $55.50 per ticket.
“The advertised price is available to nobody,” said Himber’s lawyer Abraham Kleinman, according to the Daily News. Himber filed the suit on behalf of what he estimates are more than 60,000 concert-goers per year who are disadvantaged by the alleged false advertising.
According to the Daily News, Himber has filed three other lawsuits in Long Island Federal Court, but his attorney maintains that Himber is not overly litigious.
Carrie Davis, a spokeswoman for Live Nation, declined to comment.