Flash Seats in the Hot Seat?
Peter Krouse from Cleveland.Com is reporting that U.S. District Judge Kathleen O’Malley has ruled that the Cleveland Cavaliers use of the Flash Seats ticketing option violates Ticketmaster’s exclusive contract with the basketball team.
The Cavaliers had been offering the use of Flash Seats to its season ticketholders as an online venue for selling unused season tickets.
“The Cavaliers are hereby enjoined from using Flash Seats’ products and services to sell or resell Cavaliers tickets of any kind,” O’Malley states in her opinion.
Flash Seats, which is based in Cleveland and majority owned by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, has an anti-trust claim against Ticketmaster that O’Malley will rule on later.