Montreal Law Firm Seeking Class Action Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster Over Drake Tickets

A Montreal law firm is attempting to file a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster after it accused the company of “intentionally [misleading] consumers.

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A Montreal-based law firm is attempting to file a class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster after it accused the company of “intentionally [misleading] consumers for their own financial gain” by charging exorbitant prices for average seats, according to the Montreal Gazette.

The law firm in question, LPC Avocats Inc. uses the example of a Greater Montreal Area resident who purchased two Official Platinum Tickets for the first of two Drake concerts for his It’s All a Blur tour set for July 14. The tickets cost the Drake fan $789.54 each and were located in the “nosebleeds” section.

After the person purchased the tickets, Drake announced a second show in Montreal on July 15. This time, however, the same tickets were on sale for $427.06, falling several hundred dollars below what they had paid for the July 14 date.

“Ticketmaster unilaterally decides which tickets it advertises and sells as ‘Official Platinum’ based on a given event,” the lawsuit application wrote as reported by the Montreal Gazette. “The result is that most, if not all, of the tickets advertised and sold as ‘Official Platinum’ are neither ‘premium tickets’ nor ‘some of the best seats in the house’ and are, in fact, just regular tickets sold by Ticketmaster at an artificially inflated premium in bad faith.”

The lawsuit also alleges that Ticketmaster knew Drake would perform a second time and willingly held back the information from the public to increase their profits as much as they possibly could.

The class action suit will attempt to get Ticketmaster to pay customers who purchased the “Official Platinum” tickets “compensatory damages in the aggregate amount of the difference between the prices charged for ‘Official Platinum’ tickets and what their regular price ought to have been.”

Fans across North America have been reacting to the high price of tickets for Drake’s upcoming tour with 21 Savage.

Should this class action lawsuit come to fruition, it won’t be the only high-profile case in the province of Quebec. The video game Fortnite is also at the heart of a class action lawsuit that was authorized by a Quebec judge.

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