Ticketmaster, LiveNation, Stubhub Beat MLB Conspiracy Claims

Sept. 15, 2020, 4:54 PM

Ticketmaster LLC, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., and Stubhub Inc. defeated claims that they conspired with Major League Baseball to refuse refunds for games canceled due to Covid-19, after the Central District of California found no facts to support the allegations.

The court dismissed claims against the ticket sellers by “non-purchasing plaintiffs"—those who bought their tickets directly from the MLB or MLB teams.

The plaintiffs alleged the ticket sellers engaged in a conspiracy with the MLB to decline to refund their tickets.

But the plaintiffs “failed to plead any nonconclusory facts as to the formation of a conspiracy” between the ticket ...

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