If you’ve ever begrudgingly paid an additional “order processing” fee or exorbitant shipping costs for tickets on Ticketmaster, you aren’t the only frustrated one. Filed in 2003, the Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster class action lawsuit claimed that these fees “are excessive and deceptive.” Now, 13 years later, the case has been settled.
For anyone who ordered tickets between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, you may be entitled to discounts on future ticket purchases through the ticket service. Email notifications have been going out to all members of the class action suit, starting on April 25th and running through June 18th, though most will be going out towards the end of that period. The emails will include a ticket discount code that can be applied to future purchases.
If a certain threshold ($10.5 million) is not used within one year, then Ticketmaster will also be forced to start offering limited free tickets to class action members for events hosted at Live Nation venues. Live Nation purchased Ticketmaster in 2009, to the tune of $2.5 billion.
For more information about this Ticketmaster class action suit ruling, head here.