Tag Archives: Antitrust

Update: NY AG Continues War on Ticket-Buying Bots

iStock_000074830015_SmallAs we wrote in February, NY AG Eric Schneiderman has made New York’s ticketing industry a prime target, beginning with a blistering report on ticketing practices in January.  The NY AG also announced settlements with six ticket brokers on April 26, 2016, worth approximately $2.8 million.

The latest salvo came on April 28, 2016, when the NY AG announced that he would propose legislation to toughen New York’s anti-ticket bot law. … More

NY Attorney General Tackles Ticketing Practices

Several news outlets are reporting that NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun an anti-trust investigation of the National Football League’s ticketing practices.  Though AG Schneiderman’s office has not yet confirmed the investigation, such an investigation would fit squarely within the AG’s continued interest in the ticketing industry in New York, as evidenced by his office’s release of the report “Obstructed View: What’s Blocking New Yorkers from Getting Tickets” just last month. … More

Coming to a Theater Near You: State Attorney General Antitrust Investigations

As holiday moviegoers shattered box office records this past weekend, both the Department of Justice and ten state attorneys general were in the midst of investigating why so many movie fans were headed to so few theater chains.

Ohio AG Mike DeWine’s office confirmed on Friday that he has been investigating the nation’s three largest movie theater chains — AMC, Cinemark, and Regal — for possible antitrust violations.… More