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Did you get the Ticketmaster class action settlement email?

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GoSmileLaughCryClap
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Summary below. The full email has another 5000 words of legal babble:

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA – COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

If you purchased tickets from www.?Ticketmaster.?com you may be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement.

This is a court ordered notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

• For each ticket order (up to 17 orders) you made from www.?Ticketmaster.?com between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, a settlement will provide a credit of $2.25 for use on future ticket orders. You will receive an additional $5 credit towards UPS delivery of future orders, for each order where you purchased the UPS delivery option (up to 17 purchases).


• If less than $42 million in discounts are used by Class Members, Ticketmaster will make free tickets available to Class Members, on a first-come, first-served basis, in an amount sufficient to reach $42 million when combined with the discounts that are used.


• Court appointed lawyers for the Class will ask the court for up to $15 million in fees and up to $1.5 million in expense reimbursement. The court will determine the amount of any fees, and that amount will be paid by Ticketmaster. The fees will not reduce any benefits to the Class. Over the past 11 years, the lawyers for the Class have invested over $7.5 million in time, and $1.25 million in expenses in pursuing this case for the Class.


• The Settlement also provides a $3 million contribution to the University of California Irvine School of Law to fund a permanent consumer law clinic.


• The Plaintiffs in this case claim that certain fees on www.?Ticketmaster.?com were deceptive or excessive and improper. The two sides disagree on whether the Class would have won if the case went to trial, and how much money the Class could have recovered even if they won. This settlement is a compromise of both sides’ rights.

SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING AND RECEIVE THE BENEFITS You do not need to do anything to obtain the benefits of this settlement. If you do nothing and the Settlement is approved by the Court, you will automatically receive the codes for discounts on future purchases, and the codes for free tickets if they are made available. The codes will be sent by email and will be available on your "my account" page of Ticketmaster’s website
EXCLUDE YOURSELF You will not obtain any benefits from this case.
OBJECT If you do not think the Settlement is fair, you may file an objection with the Court explaining your position. You may hire an attorney to represent you, but are not required to do so.


• These rights and options – and the deadlines and requirements to exercise them – are explained in this notice. The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Benefits will be distributed if the Court approves the Settlement and the appeals process is completed. Please be patient.


Questions? Please visit www.ticketfeelitigation.com or call Plaintiffs’ counsel.
Please do not call the court if you have questions about this case.



neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Yes. But basically you have to wait until they send you dates for the events that are eligible for the "Free tickets" so probably something terrible. At least that's what my email said.
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veronicamae
Leading Actor
joined:7/13/09
Yep, a few weeks ago.

I know I purchased more than their cap - can't wait for my $38.25.
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GoSmileLaughCryClap
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
I'll get the max too. It will almost cover the cost of a bottle of Clicquot. We can toast class action suits.
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Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
I don't remember if I got one. But, I know I purchased tickets through them a few times. So, hopefully I will get something.
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