Judge Denies TM Settlement

Ticketmaster may have thought it was in the clear in a big bucks class-action lawsuit the company agreed to settle late last year, but a Superior Court judge in California has decided otherwise.

Judge Kenneth Freeman recently ruled that TM’s attempt to reach a $22.3 million settlement over delivery and order-processing fees “offered virtually no benefit to the class member,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

As part of the settlement, which Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in financial statements in January, the company reportedly set aside funds to pay the legal fees of affected class members plus “cash payment and/or discounts off one or more future ticket purchases.”

But Freeman thought the amount offered in the settlement was insufficient, the Times said, and ordered a trial date for Oct. 5.