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Season ticket holder files lawsuit against Astros for ‘deceptively overcharging’

A season ticket holder for the Houston Astros has filed a lawsuit against the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise for “deceptively overcharging.”

Adam Wallach, who was a season ticket holder between 2017 and 2020, is looking to recover damages for what he calls “inappropriate increases in… season ticket prices, diminished value of their personal seat licences and an injunction prohibiting (season ticket holders) from raising season ticket prices for at least two years.”

The class-action lawsuit, filed in Harris County District Court on Friday, is open to all full or partial season ticket holders and accuses the Astros of gross negligence, breach of contract and violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Trade Act, among other things.

Wallach has asked for more than $1m in damages as well as requesting an order to be put in place that would prohibit the Astros from increasing their season ticket prices over the next two years.

The suit claims: “Defendants and their employees and representative knowingly and surreptitiously engaged in a sign stealing scheme … and secretly put a deficient product on the field that could result (and now has resulted) in severe penalties.”

The lawsuit is also fighting to get refunds for season ticket holders for supposed “inappropriate” ticket price increases.

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