The United States Law Week

Super Bowl Ticket Class Action Punted: No Standing

Jan. 14, 2016, 9:43 PM

A proposed class action alleging the National Football League inflated Super Bowl ticket prices fails because the plaintiffs have no standing to sue, the Third Circuit affirmed (Finkelman v. Nat’l Football League, 2016 BL 9811, 3d Cir., 15-1435, 1/14/16).

Josh Finkelman bought two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey on the resale market for $2,000 apiece; they had a face value of $800. Ben Hoch-Parker decided not to buy tickets when he saw how expensive they were for resale.

The two filed a class action against the NFL, alleging that the NFL’s ticketing practices violated...

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