Ticketmaster has been sued after a begrudged Hamilton fan bought his ticket to the Broadway show for the wrong day, citing a technical glitch.
Joshua Davis is suing the ticketing giant for fraudulent inducement and breach of contract, further alleging that the company is violating the Sherman Antitrust Act because it has cornered the market on ticket sales.
The Texas-based lawyer alleges that he set out to buy three tickets for March 14 or 15, but after clicking the back button on his browser, the date changed to January 17.
Davis claims, according to Above the Law, that the only resolution Ticketmaster gave him was to resell his tickets, with a fee, for nothing less than the $2,325.20 (£1,809/€2,034) he paid for them.
The lawsuit reads, according to Above the Law: “In Davis v. Ticketmaster, he alleged that he intended to buy three tickets for ‘Hamilton’ in New York on March 14 or 15 for him, his wife and his oldest daughter. The tickets would have been a birthday gift for his daughter, who turns 12 on March 9.
“When he clicked the ‘back’ button on his browser, Davis alleged, his ticket purchase changed from a March date to Jan. 17. He thought he had stopped the purchase by leaving the web page, but his credit card was still charged $2,325.20 for the three Jan. 17 tickets.
“Davis said he immediately called Ticketmaster to correct his purchase, but after a prolonged hold, and then speaking to a ‘resolution specialist,’ Ticketmaster refused to make the change or refund the money.”