13 May Refunds for Cancelled Events – National Class Action (COVID-19)
Date of Initial Application: May 12, 2020
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action against:
- Ticketmaster Canada Holdings ULC, Ticketmaster Canada ULC and Ticketmaster Canada LP (collectively “Ticketmaster”) (also doing business under the name Réseauadmission),
- Live Nation Canada Inc., Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Live Nation World Wide Inc.,
- StubHub Canada Ltd, StubHub Inc.,
- Vivid Seats LLC,
- SeatGeek Inc.,
- TicketNetwork Inc.,
- Internet Referral Services LLC, and
- Gametime United Inc.
on behalf of all persons in Canada, who purchased before March 11, 2020 one or more tickets from one of the above-mentioned companies for an event scheduled to take place after March 11, 2020, which event was subsequently either postponed, rescheduled or cancelled, without a full refund being timely provided by the platform.
(Note: With the permission of the Court, the proceedings have been discontinued as against AXS Group Canada Inc. and AXS Group LLC – see the judgment available on this Web page).
Indeed, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (corona virus) a pandemic.
It is alleged in the class action proceeding that on or after March 12, 2020, the above companies (Defendants), which operate very popular event ticket selling or re-selling websites, changed their refund policies regarding cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled events. For certain events or shows deemed as “cancelled”, “postponed” or “rescheduled” after March 11, 2020, said Defendants refuse to reimburse within a reasonable delay the price paid within by their customers for the event tickets or other related services or products purchased (such as parking at the venue). Some of these websites are imposing credits or coupons, instead of a refund.
Accordingly, if you live in Canada and you have purchased one or more event tickets from one the above-mentioned companies, on or before March 11, 2020, for event(s) deemed cancelled, postponed or rescheduled after March 11, 2020, without receiving a full refund in a reasonable delay, you may potentially be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office.
Should you be Member of the above Group, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).
Please retain copies of any and all documentation relevant to your claim, including photographs or screenshots of any requests you made for a reimbursement.
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