Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Kevin E. Stern


The advent of computerized ticketing has made the purchase of entertainment tickets more convenient for consumers-but often at a steep cost. Are ever-increasing ticketing service charges the result of antitrust violations or other unlawful business practices as consumers have charged? This Note examines recent class action antitrust lawsuits against the dominant California computerized ticket agencies, entertainment venues and promoters. It summarizes and analyzes the relevant California statutes and case law at issue and concludes there is merit to some, but not all, of the plaintiffs' claims.