A class action lawsuit has been filed against the nation's largest secondary ticket seller, and its parent, the mammoth auction site operator. The lawsuit was filed in Portland and claims StubHub and eBay violated the city's anti-scalping law.
Portland's anti-scalping ordinance bars anyone from reselling tickets for events at the Rose Garden and city-owned venues for more than the original retail price. Violators face a maximum $500 fine and six months in jail.
The lawsuit was filed after music fans were unable to obtain tickets through the vendor, but after checking StubHub, were able to purchase multiple seats at twice to ten times the face value. The lawsuit seeks to ensure consumers have fair access to affordable seats at shows.