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Nov 29, 2016

AEG Live protests handling of Pier Six contract

  An entertainment company that was passed over for a contract to operate Baltimore’s Pier Six Pavilion is filing a formal protest. AEG Live Mid-Atlantic filed the protest Monday with the city Board of Estimates. The Baltimore Development Corp. announced in September that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with Live Nation and SMG to […]

Sep 22, 2016

Live Nation negotiating Pier Six contract with city

Baltimore is negotiating a contract with a new operator for concert venue Pier Six Pavilion in the city’s Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Development Corp. is in talks with Live Nation & SMG to manage, promote and produce live entertainment at the venue.  The contract to operate Pier Six is for seven years starting next year. “I would […]

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
Feb 10, 2016

4th Circuit rejects Merriweather’s antitrust suit against Live Nation

A federal judge’s ruling that Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is not a monopoly has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Maryland-based It’s My Party Inc. and It’s My Amphitheatre Inc., the companies behind the 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion, alleged in a 2009 lawsuit that multiple artists and bands were […]

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
Feb 20, 2015

Judge pans Post Pavilion antitrust suit against Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment Inc., the world’s largest live entertainment company, is not a monopoly and does not coerce acts to play at its venues, a federal judge has ruled in ending a six-year-long antitrust case.

Apr 20, 2014

Live Nation’s adversary wants back in circuit court

It all started with a $100 offer to end the case. And now a man suing Live Nation Entertainment for surcharges he claimed were illegal under the Baltimore City Code is asking for the case be sent back to Baltimore City Circuit Court, while the ticketing agency wants the case dismissed.

Feb 28, 2013

Baltimore city committee votes to lift cap on sports, concert ticket surcharge

Baltimore’s 50-cent cap on ticket surcharges for events like concerts and sports games could be gone — for a while, at least.

Jan 21, 2013

Lawyers will still seek refund of Ticketmaster fees

Attorneys for the plaintiffs still plan to seek damages from Live Nation Entertainment Inc. for extra charges on past ticket sales, even though the Court of Appeals suggested Friday that such a recovery would be limited.

Jan 18, 2013

Top court answers questions on ticket-fee add-ons

Live Nation does not need a separate license from Baltimore City to sell tickets at the Lyric, but it still cannot charge more than the established price for those tickets, the Court of Appeals has decided.

Jul 27, 2012

Epperly joins Abel Communications

Jessica Epperly has joined Abel Communications as senior publicist. Epperly will focus on media relations ...

Jul 8, 2011

Top 5: ‘It is what it is’

A tip-pooling case involving a South Baltimore tavern owner has settled, and the city takes steps to prevent more misconduct in its police department. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Baltimore tavern owner settles with former employees in tip-pooling case – by Brendan Kearney South Baltimore bar owner Jason […]

Jul 4, 2011

Live Nation sued over service fees on tickets in Baltimore

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and its local licensee alleging that the ticket agencies have been illegally charging customers high service fees despite not being licensed to sell tickets in Baltimore City. “Among other things, Defendants used their dominating market position in the business of ticket sales to […]

Mar 21, 2011

No delay for MoCo music venue project

The operator of popular local music venues that include 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Rams Head Live! has lost a lawsuit against the state to slow $4 million in funding to build a rival venue in Silver Spring. Judge Steven I. Platt, specially assigned to the case in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, granted […]

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