Live Nation Beats Lawsuit Because Buyers Clicked to Accept Terms
In a prime example of the saying “always read the terms and conditions” that hits home for concertgoers, Live Nation and Ticketmaster were freed from the threat of a lawsuit from unhappy customers because they clicked the button to accept the corporations’ terms of the agreement.
The companies were accused of using “impregnable market power” to secure their position at the expense of reasonable prices and competition to ticket buyers in a proposed action filed in 2020. The claim had previously been dismissed, but lawyers had filed an appeal, Billboard reported.
The antitrust argument laid before Judge Danny J. Boggs was that, while the terms stated that any dispute could only be taken up with the corporations and not via court action, those terms were not made clear enough to buyers and therefore should be regarded as invalid.
Other, similar lawsuits are in the process against the corporations, but it’s not yet clear how the ruling will affect those.