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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Says No Standing for Football Fans Who Did Not Buy Super Bowl Tickets Directly on on the Secondary Market

February 22, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Third Circuit Court of Appeals Says No Standing for Football Fans Who Did Not Buy Super Bowl Tickets Directly on on the Secondary Market

Two football fans from New Jersey who alleged that the National Football League violated that state’s consumer protection law by not making sufficient numbers of Super Bowl tickets available for sale to the public did not have standing to bring a proposed class action, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month. The court […]

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In Litigation Relating to Secondary Market For Football Tickets, Courts Dismiss One Fan’s Lawsuit, While Another Fan’s Case Goes Forward

November 17, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on In Litigation Relating to Secondary Market For Football Tickets, Courts Dismiss One Fan’s Lawsuit, While Another Fan’s Case Goes Forward

Secondary Insurance Market Blog focuses on the secondary markets for insurance products, and the the laws (or lack thereof) relating to such markets. Sometimes, in understanding the legalities, it can be a useful exercise to take a look at other types of secondary markets, and so at times, this blog has featured posts on secondary markets that […]

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Secondary Market For Super Bowl Tickets: What Does The Law Say?

January 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Secondary Market For Super Bowl Tickets: What Does The Law Say?

The Super Bowl is around the corner, and the sale, and re-sale, of tickets is occurring apace. The re-sale is happening on the secondary market for tickets, and some have questioned the legality of certain such sales. A round of news stories on the topic could be nearly endless, but here is a sampling: Area […]

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Federal Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of ‘Illegal Lottery’ Lawsuit Over NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets

August 29, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Federal Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of ‘Illegal Lottery’ Lawsuit Over NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets

On April 21, 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court . . . held that the NCAA's ticket-distribution process, as alleged by Plaintiffs, was not an illegal lottery under Indiana law and, therefore, declined to reach the remaining questions presented. . . .  In light of the Indiana Supreme Court's express determination that the scheme alleged by […]

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Plaintiff Swings, Misses, As Court Dismisses Ticket Lawsuit Against StubHub, eBay, New York Yankees

August 27, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Plaintiff Swings, Misses, As Court Dismisses Ticket Lawsuit Against StubHub, eBay, New York Yankees

As baseball fans in the East experience weather-related disruptions this weekend, it's perhaps a good time to take a break and mention a case from earlier this summer when the New York Yankees won a dismissal of a lawsuit involving the secondary market for tickets. Weinstein v. eBay, Inc., No. 10 Civ. 8310(JFK), 2011 WL 2555861 (S.D.N.Y. […]

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No Prize, So No Lottery, Indiana Supreme Court Says About NCAA’s Ticket Distribution Plan

May 02, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Lottery,Tickets   |   1 Comment

Some of the issues that arise in the secondary market for event tickets – often referred to as scalping – can shed light on other types of secondary markets.  One high-profile case involving ticket sales has focused on a plan used by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to randomly allocate tickets to the men's basketball Final Four […]

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Over to the Home Court

November 09, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Over to the Home Court

The Indiana Supreme Court has now accepted the certified question from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals about whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association's method of allocating seat's to the NCAA's Final Four basketball games and other tournaments constitutes an illegal lottery under Indiana law.  A description of the opinion from the Seventh Circuit Court of […]

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Winning the Lottery, NCAA-Style

October 19, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on Winning the Lottery, NCAA-Style

The secondary market for event tickets often raises questions about the legality of the transactions, whether they are characterized as "scalping" or not.  This decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals poses a different set of questions about the legality of a lottery for event tickets.  More particularly, as reported by Reuters (via How […]

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The Olympics and the ‘Secondary Market’

July 09, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Tickets   |   Comments Off on The Olympics and the ‘Secondary Market’

This year, we have had the chance to watch exciting sporting events, that include the World Cup (about to reach its culmination in the Spain vs. Netherlands match-up), as well as a 2010 winter Olympics that ended in February with a thrilling overtime game for the hockey gold medal. So, what do sporting events have to do with […]

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