Live Nation Ticket Fee Class Action Settlement

Live Nation Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of artificially inflating ticket prices in violation of New Jersey consumer protection laws. If you purchased tickets from LiveNation.com or TicketMaster.com to an event at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, between June 23, 2003 and June 15, 2011, you may be entitled to free tickets for select events and a $5 ticket discount from the class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Live Nation class action settlement include anyone who bought tickets through www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com between June 23, 2003 and June 15, 2011 for an event at PNC Bank Arts Center.

Potential Award

Three free “lawn tickets” to select events at PNC Bank Arts Center and/or Susquehanna Bank Center, and a coupon code for a $5 discount toward a future online ticket purchase for any Live Nation-promoted event at any Live Nation-owned or –operated venue.

Proof of Purchase

You must indicate the name or primary artist of the event that you bought tickets for.

Claim Form Deadline

If you received Notice by email, your claim must be submitted by April 30, 2014.

If you received Notice by regular USPS mail, your claim must be submitted by May 10, 2014.

Case Name

Katz, et al. v. Live Nation Inc., Case No. 3:09-cv-03740-MLC-DEA, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Case Summary

The Live Nation ticket fee settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit (Katz, et al. v. Live Nation Inc., et al.) that alleged Live Nation illegally charged a mandatory $6 parking fee for each ticket sold for events held at the PNC Bank Arts Center, even for ticketholders who did not intend to park at the arena. The class action lawsuit also alleges that other improper fees were added for things such as “ticket fees” and “charity fees.”

Live Nation denies the allegations but agreed to a class action settlement that was preliminarily approved in December 2013.

Final Hearing

3/28/2014

UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Live Nation ticket fee class action settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Katz v. Live Nation
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43216
Providence, RI 02940-3216
1-855-569-5890

Class Counsel

Andrew R. Wolf, Esq.
THE WOLF LAW FIRM LLC

Lee Squitieri, Esq.
SQUITIERI & FEARON LLP

Defense Counsel

GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

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6 Comments

  • mike woodrow January 9, 2014

    I filed a claim for the LiveNation Class Action, submitted it, and it was accepted.
    During the filing process, I was never asked about the artist or event I attended.

    Is there a problem?

  • Claire February 6, 2014

    i also submitted a claim but i have seen at least shows during this time frame. can I submit a claim for all three concerts?

  • Debbie C. April 1, 2014

    I’ve seen numerous shows at PNC during that time frame, each time purchasing 4 tickets. The settlement doesn’t seem fair. What about the 4th person? What about the other shows I’ve been to? So the settlement is the same whether for 3 tickets or 40?

    Meanwhile, I recently looked into another show at PNC. I wanted to surprise my family with Luke Bryan tickets. Didn’t want to spend alot this time, so I checked for Lawn seats. I think PNC is now charging more to cover the cost of the suit! Lawn tickets were apx. $34 + a $12 ticketing fee!! Seriously? To sit in the damn dirt! I don’t think so!

  • maureen sheppard April 2, 2014

    i applied for live nation law suit tickets I had seen Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and never heard anything.

    Can you let me know what s going on.

    thanks
    Maureen

  • Top Class Actions April 3, 2014

    UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Live Nation ticket fee class action settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing. More info: http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/22400-live-nation-ticket-fee-class-action-settlement-gets-final-approval/

  • TW April 15, 2014

    TicketMaster artificially inflating ticket prices????? That’s the biggest understatement of the last two millenniums.

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