February 26, 2024

Michelle Sterioff, the lead plaintiff in a federal class motion lawsuit in opposition to Stay Nation Leisure and Ticketmaster, has filed to dismiss her criticism voluntarily, Billboard experiences and court docket paperwork affirm. Sterioff filed her lawsuit a yr in the past in mild of the the Eras Tour ticketing debacle, alleging that Ticketmaster violated antitrust legal guidelines and took part in anticompetitive and deceptive conduct.

Sterioff’s discover for voluntary dismissal was filed yesterday (December 12) in a California federal court docket. A earlier submitting within the case indicated that Sterioff and the defendants had been engaged in settlement discussions. Pitchfork has reached out to the plaintiff and defendants’ respective attorneys for remark and extra info.

In her preliminary criticism, Sterioff and her legal professionals claimed, “Ticketmaster deliberately and purposefully misled tens of millions of followers into believing it could stop bots and scalpers from collaborating within the presales.” They continued, “Nonetheless, tens of millions of followers had been unable to buy tickets through the TaylorSwiftTix Presale and the Capital One Presale, due largely to unprecedented web site visitors attributable to Ticketmaster permitting 14 million unverified Ticketmaster customers and a ‘staggering’ variety of bots to take part within the presales.”

One other Taylor Swift fan, Julie Barfuss, has an lively federal class motion lawsuit in opposition to Stay Nation Leisure and Ticketmaster. Learn Pitchfork’s interview with Barfuss:

Meet the Swiftie Taking Stay Nation to Court docket

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