Live Nation Ticket Fee Class Action Settlement

Live Nation Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of artificially inflating ticket prices in violation of New Jersey consumer protection laws. If you purchased tickets from or to an event at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, between June 23, 2003 and June 15, 2011, you may be entitled to free tickets for select events and a $5 ticket discount from the class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Live Nation class action settlement include anyone who bought tickets through or between June 23, 2003 and June 15, 2011 for an event at PNC Bank Arts Center.

Potential Award

Three free “lawn tickets” to select events at PNC Bank Arts Center and/or Susquehanna Bank Center, and a coupon code for a $5 discount toward a future online ticket purchase for any Live Nation-promoted event at any Live Nation-owned or –operated venue.

Proof of Purchase

You must indicate the name or primary artist of the event that you bought tickets for.

Claim Form Deadline

If you received Notice by email, your claim must be submitted by April 30, 2014.

If you received Notice by regular USPS mail, your claim must be submitted by May 10, 2014.

Case Name

Katz, et al. v. Live Nation Inc., Case No. 3:09-cv-03740-MLC-DEA, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Case Summary

The Live Nation ticket fee settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit (Katz, et al. v. Live Nation Inc., et al.) that alleged Live Nation illegally charged a mandatory $6 parking fee for each ticket sold for events held at the PNC Bank Arts Center, even for ticketholders who did not intend to park at the arena. The class action lawsuit also alleges that other improper fees were added for things such as “ticket fees” and “charity fees.”

Live Nation denies the allegations but agreed to a class action settlement that was preliminarily approved in December 2013.

Final Hearing


UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Live Nation ticket fee class action settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Katz v. Live Nation
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43216
Providence, RI 02940-3216

Class Counsel

Andrew R. Wolf, Esq.

Lee Squitieri, Esq.

Defense Counsel


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  • mike woodrow January 9, 2014

    I filed a claim for the LiveNation Class Action, submitted it, and it was accepted.
    During the filing process, I was never asked about the artist or event I attended.

    Is there a problem?

    • michael mastriano March 14, 2016

      can you send me a schedule of up coming claim id is 10207697201.ihave one more voucher remaining a141806 and a5dollar claim name is michael mastriano.thank you

  • Claire February 6, 2014

    i also submitted a claim but i have seen at least shows during this time frame. can I submit a claim for all three concerts?

  • Debbie C. April 1, 2014

    I’ve seen numerous shows at PNC during that time frame, each time purchasing 4 tickets. The settlement doesn’t seem fair. What about the 4th person? What about the other shows I’ve been to? So the settlement is the same whether for 3 tickets or 40?

    Meanwhile, I recently looked into another show at PNC. I wanted to surprise my family with Luke Bryan tickets. Didn’t want to spend alot this time, so I checked for Lawn seats. I think PNC is now charging more to cover the cost of the suit! Lawn tickets were apx. $34 + a $12 ticketing fee!! Seriously? To sit in the damn dirt! I don’t think so!

  • maureen sheppard April 2, 2014

    i applied for live nation law suit tickets I had seen Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and never heard anything.

    Can you let me know what s going on.


  • Top Class Actions April 3, 2014

    UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Live Nation ticket fee class action settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing. More info:

  • TW April 15, 2014

    TicketMaster artificially inflating ticket prices????? That’s the biggest understatement of the last two millenniums.

  • Jim June 2, 2014

    Received e-mail giving codes to connect to the settlement lawsuit to receive the three free lawn seat tickets and $5 coupon. They choose which concert will be available for the free tickets over the next four years.

  • Daryn June 26, 2014

    The settlement seems to be a joke considering we do not get to choose ANY concert as previously thought. The “settlement” emails were sent out almost a month ago and there is no list established yet of the concerts that will be eligible for the ticket vouchers. Seems to me like they’re hoping people accidentally delete the emails or something. This year is already almost a bust considering we’re in the summer concert season already and the good concerts will be sold out before the list ios ever published.

    • Lillyane July 10, 2014

      I agree @Daryn……all the summer concerts r just about sold out!!We will prob get the vouchers after the summer to use next yr for some crappy concerts!!!

  • doug November 2, 2014

    I submitted my claim it never asked what tickets were purchased and I have still not rec’d anything

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