Ticketmaster, a ticket sales and distribution company founded in 1976, has recently been in the news regarding a $400 million class-action lawsuit against them: Curt Schlesinger et al. v. Ticketmaster which has finally been settled.
The plaintiffs claimed that Ticketmaster’s fees were deceptive and their only purpose was to generate pure profit for the company as opposed to the purpose of being used for “shipping” and “processing fees” to the buyers of the tickets, as indicated by the company. However, Ticketmaster denied the allegations from the plaintiffs and so proceeded to litigate over the matter for more than a decade – the case was finally settled last month (May, 2016).
The settlement said that individuals who bought tickets using Ticketmaster between October 21st, 1999 and February 27th, 2013 will be provided with free tickets or discounted ticket vouchers in accordance with the tickets they purchased during that period.
To check if you have any ticket vouchers, simply login to the tickemaster website and proceed to the ‘Your Account’ section and click on ‘Active Vouchers’. For a list of all shows covered by these vouchers check out this website.