LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Supreme Court of Arkansas will take up the subject of Ticketmaster's fees in a class action lawsuit brought against the company over their fee structure.
According to Ticket News, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Arkansas resident Corey McMillan, who was hit with extra fees when he purchased four tickets to an event at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Each ticket came with the usual litany of fees in addition to the $42.75 face value, including a $2 facility charge, a $9.40 convenience charge and a $4 order processing fee, bringing the actual price of each ticket to over $55 dollars.
McMillan brought suit against Ticketmaster and their parent company Live Nation, alleging that the company had violated Arkansas' Deceptive Trade Practices Act, which prevents vendors from selling concert tickets at greater than face value plus a reasonable charge for credit card use or handling fees, whichever is greater.
Appeals Court Judge James Moody requested an opinion from the Arkansas Supreme Court if the law is "applicable to an exclusive agent of a public facility who sells music entertainment tickets that include in the price of the ticket additional fees, resulting in the price of the ticket being more than the face value and advertised price of the ticket?"
Arkansas' Supreme Court has yet to set a date for a decision, Ticket News reported. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers