Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ticketmaster accused of scalping in Canada

The demand for half a million Canadian dollars in damages is, of course, just greedy, but the facts of the case are interesting: A man from Toronto is suing Ticketmaster after his attempts to buy $70worth of Smashing Pumpkins tickets saw him redirected to another, secondary site, which charged him over five hundred bucks. He's, understandably, upset. So it's all going to court.

And that half a million in damages?

The C$500 million in damages is based on Ticketmaster's expected revenue during the time it will likely take the case to makes its way through the courts, according to one of Krajewski's lawyers.

They are looking to turn the case into a class action, which would at least make the amount a little less eye-popping.