StubHub Gets A Victory

The Court of Appeals in North Carolina has reversed a decision by a lower court, determining that StubHub is not responsible for users reselling marked-up tickets.

Jeffrey and Lisa Hill of Greensboro paid nearly $670 for four tickets to see Hannah Montana in 2007 when the show came to Greensboro Coliseum. The tickets had a face value of $56.

The couple said StubHub violated a state law that made it illegal to sell a ticket for more than $3 above face value.

However, a three-judge panel unanimously ruled March 6 that StubHub didn’t sell the tickets or act as the seller’s agent and therefore is not responsible for the couple’s payment of almost three times the face value of the tickets.