TM Gets Flash Win

A U.S. District judge has ruled that the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers violated a licensed user agreement with Ticketmaster when the team began using a paperless secondary-ticketing software system last year called Flash Seats.

“The Cavaliers are hereby enjoined from using Flash Seats’ products and services to sell or resell Cavaliers tickets of any kind,” Judge Kathleen O’Malley wrote, according to the city’s Plain Dealer.

Flash Seats’ service offered season ticket holders a way to enter games with a driver’s license or credit card and transfer and resell tickets online.

TM claimed at the time that it held the exclusive rights to sell any tickets at the team’s home venue – the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs filed an antitrust countersuit against TM last year that O’Malley is expected to rule on at a later date.