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Class action suit filed against Ticketmaster

Calgary-based law firm Merchant Law Group has launched a national class action litigation against online ticket seller Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation. The action the recent news that a Competition Bureau investigation found that Ticketmaster has engaged in deceptive marketing practices that disguise the true cost of a ticket.

"Merchant Law Group launched a class action litigation which seeks compensation and repayment to affected Canadian residents for all improperly collected fees, due to drip pricing techniques used by Ticketmaster and Live Nation," said Tony Merchant. "Canadians always expect to pay the price advertised, whether it's for buying groceries or tickets to a concert. Ticketmaster and Live Nation collected these fees by advertising a much lower price for tickets, then jacking up the price. This case is particularly egregious given the dominant position which these companies hold over online ticket sales."

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