EAST WINDSOR, NJ (CelebrityAccess) — An East Windsor woman has again taken Live Nation to court over Bruce Springsteen tickets, alleging that the company withheld too many of the artist's tickets from sale to the public.
According to The Record, Plaintiff Marilyn Forst filed a class action suit over five 2012 Springsteen shows – two at the Izod Center and three at MetLife Stadium in Sept. 2012. Forst claims the concerts violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act of 2001 because more than 5% of the tickets for the shows were not made available to the public.
Forst alleges that this forced consumers to patronize secondary market websites to acquire tickets at a steep markup.
Forst claims that she filed the class action suit on behalf of ticket buyers who "who could not afford to purchase tickets" to the shows in question.
Live Nation's Ticketmaster ticketing division was sued in 2009 over claims that they were feeding tickets directly to their secondary ticket market subsidiary Ticketsnow and deceptively directing consumers there to purchase tickets at inflated prices. Ticketmaster eventually settled the class action suit for $16.5 million. As well, Live Nation just last month settled a second class action suit in New Jersey over deceptive fees in parking fees attached to their all-in ticket prices. – Staff Writers