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City Councilman Proposes Permanent Solution to Ticketmaster Surcharges

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After a city resident used a forgotten 1948 anti-scalping law to successfully sue Ticketmaster for imposing charging more than 50 cents above face value, the city council scrambled to provide immediate relief to Ticketmaster at the behest of the Ravens, the Orioles, and several entertainment venues around the city.

City Council Votes to Protect Ticketmaster’s Outrageous Surcharges

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With a sense of urgency rarely seen in our City Council — and perhaps better reserved for something noble — local politicians have swooped in to save Ticketmaster’s insidious surcharges, after a Baltimore resident successfully sued the company for violating a 1948 anti-scalping law that allows ticket resellers to charge no more than 50 cents on top face value.

Baltimore Outlaws Ticketmaster’s Evil Extra Fees

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Baltimore, we have a new hero:  incensed at the $12 in “convenience” and other fees tacked on to a $52 ticket to see Jackson Browne, Inner Harbor resident Andre Bourgeois decided to take action. Citing a 1948 anti-scalping law that forbids anyone from charging more than 50 cents more than the face value of a ticket, Bourgeois filed suit against Ticketmaster, alleging “exorbitant charges.” And last month, Maryland’s highest court agreed with Bourgeois.

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