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Judge Dismisses Case Against TicketNetwork


TRENTON, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A New Jersey Judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against TicketNetwork by the state's Attorney General over allegedly misleading information provided by third party ticket sellers about Springsteen tickets sold on the ticket resale website.

In May 2009, tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band dates listed on TicketNetwork six days prior to the official on-sale date of tickets for the event. At the time, Attorney General Anne Milgram filed a suit against the company claiming the sale of tickets prior to the on-sale date set by Ticketmaster was "fraud committed against the public through the offering of phantom tickets."

Judge Patricia K. Costello dismissed the case after she determined that TicketNetwork is protected by the Federal Communications Decency Act (CDA), which provides that since TicketNetwork is not the provider of the content in question, it cannot be held liable for misleading information provided in that content. The CDA, a federal statute, trumps the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, which was the basis for the Attorney General's case.

TicketNetwork claims that they have policies in place to ensure its third-party sellers comply with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines for selling tickets prior to the public on-sale, and it also offers a 125% guarantee to all of its customers. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers