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Ticketmaster Lawsuit Ends, Free Tickets for 57 Million Customers


If you have used Ticketmaster sometime in the last thirteen years to buy tickets you may need to check your Ticketmaster account. Why? Because this week the 13 year class action lawsuit Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster has been settled. The suit alleges that Ticketmaster misrepresented its fees. These fees were turning a net profit from the mailing of the tickets to the customers.

Because of the overcharging of customers, Ticketmaster agreed to provide vouchers to customers who purchased tickets to an event between Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 27, 2013 and live in the United States.

What are these vouchers? Well Ticketmaster says that these vouchers are potentially redeemable for two tickets to Live Nation concerts. Which is great, because the company Live Nation has set up a website to show all of the eligible shows that the vouchers can be redeemed for. Among the 262 different concerts available to redeem your vouchers for there are artists like Def Leppard, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Pitbull, Modest Mouse and The Cure to name just a few from the list!

Not only did Ticketmaster have to pay back the customers but they legally also have to donate $3 million to The University of California, Irvine School of Law. Along with giving back Ticketmaster got stuck with $15 million in attorney fees.

So if you have or think you may have vouchers for free tickets I would use them quickly because you are competing with $400 million worth of discount codes to 57 million people!

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