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NZ Commission wins right to appeal Viagogo injunction ruling

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has been given approval to appeal a court ruling from February that ruled against issuing an injunction against Viagogo.

Earlier this year, the High Court in Auckland ruled that the controversial ticketing site had not been formally served notice, meaning the injunction request was lost.

The Commission is arguing that Viagogo stated it is an official seller but is actually a resale site. It also contends that it made misleading claims about the availability of tickets, and advertised incorrect pricing for tickets.

The Commission went to the High Court to appeal that decision, which has been granted, with Justice Pheroze Jagose reportedly stating, according to Stuff, that the Commission “identified an arguable error of law” in the decision and there was public importance in the context of the commission’s role and New Zealand’s place in an international economy.

The governing body did not want to stop Viagogo from reselling tickets to New Zealanders, but to alter its wording that it claims breaches the Fair Trading Act.

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