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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Certifies Class Action Against Ticketmaster.

Read the decision here.

The allegations in the now certified Class Action are to be determined at trial including:

1.  Whether Ticketmaster knowingly contravened its contract with ticket purchasers to verify and enforce ticket limits.

2.  Whether Ticketmaster was turning a blind eye to professional resellers.

3.  Whether Ticketmaster agreed and conspired to assist resellers contravention of Ticket Sales legislation. 

Ticket purchasers who purchased tickets from resellers on Trade Desk can seek damages for paying inflated ticket prices and service fees.

The Class can seek disgorgement of profits.

Ticketmaster Class Action scheduled for certification hearing 

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will hear the plaintiffs certification motion on December 11th and 14th of 2023.

Class Action Launched Against Ticketmaster and Live Nation

All Canadians who have purchased resale tickets on the Ticketmaster Canada website or on the Ticketmaster app are encouraged to register to receive more information.

Ticketmaster Resale Tickets Class Action

On October 4, 2018, Charney Lawyers PC filed a national class action against various Ticketmaster and Live Nation entities on behalf of all Canadians who have purchased resale tickets through the Ticketmaster website or app.

Canadians can purchase resale tickets from Ticketmaster through the “Verified by Ticketmaster”, “TM+”, “Fan-to-Fan”, and/or “Tickets Now” programs. These programs allow other individuals, including scalpers, to sell tickets to consumers at above face value. Not only are consumers typically paying significantly inflated prices for these resale tickets, but they are also paying additional service fees on these tickets, in addition to the fees that Ticketmaster previously levied on the initial sale of those same tickets – i.e. Ticketmaster is double-dipping on its fees.

This class action alleges that Ticketmaster’s practice of double-dipping on its fees provides it with financial incentive to ensure that each ticket is sold twice. As a result, Ticketmaster has engaged in business practices which encourage scalpers to flourish, forcing consumers from the lower-priced primary ticket market to the higher-priced resale ticket market. These business practices were recently discovered following an extensive investigation conducted by the CBC and the Toronto Star.

Canadians in every province are encouraged to contact us for more information and to register for updates on the class action.

Contact Our Class Actions Lawyers

We encourage you to contact one of our lawyers with any questions about this class action.

All Canadians who were affected by the Facebook breach are encouraged to register to receive more information about the class action by emailing


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The information collected about potential class members will assist counsel in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you the client of Charney Lawyers. The court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member.

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