Conn., TicketNetwork reach legal settlement

Website for TicketNetwork.
Website for TicketNetwork.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events.

Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said Thursday that Connecticut-based TicketNetwork, a subsidiary and two affiliated companies agreed to not use the names of theaters, stadiums or other entertainment venues.

The companies also agreed to not deceptively use pictures, logos or descriptions of venues. A TicketNetwork spokesman says settling was the most appropriate action and avoids costly litigation.

The state accused TicketNetwork of falsely creating the impression that their online ticket sites were official websites for the venues or other entities authorized to sell tickets.

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