Ticketmaster claims that customers suing the ticketing giant over alleged scalping bought their resold tickets out of Class Action.
In order to buy tickets from Ticketmaster, the firm argues that customers agree to waive any right to a jury trial and to binding arbitration.
Allen Lee, one of the many consumers now suing the ticketing giant and its parent, Live Nation, claims in his lawsuit that the companies violate the Cartwright Act, California Penal Code and unfair and fraudulent business practices.
The lawsuits began piling up after undercover reporters from Canada’s CBC and the Toronto Star newspaper publicised how Ticketmaster allegedly enables touts to gain a second cut on sales via its Trade Desk platform.
The defendents reportedly maintain that “the applicable terms contained a provision by which Plaintiffs expressly agreed to submit their claims to binding arbitration, and waive any right to a jury trial or to participate in a class action.”