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Event Ticket Purchases: The Proposed BOSS Act Would Empower Biden’s Rogue FTC and Make Matters Worse, Not Better

A summer whose entertainment headlines were dominated by Taylor Swift and her blowout concert tour just came to an end.  Unsurprisingly, a significant number of those headlines centered upon the ongoing public policy debate over the consumer ticket purchase experience, along with varying and differing calls for reform.

Unfortunately, some of that discussion served to introduce terribly ill-advised proposals that would only make the industry and American consumers’ enjoyment of it far worse.

To be sure, the genesis of the problem underlying various reform proposals is the issue of predatory ticket resellers who engage in harmful practices that hurt fans as well as the artists themselves.  As just one illustration, resale ticket prices at StubHub alone have increased over 100% since…[more]

September 26, 2023 • 07:25 PM

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Home Jester's Courtroom Lawsuit is Not Child's Play
Lawsuit is Not Child's Play Print
Wednesday, September 19 2012

A Georgia grandmother is being sued by her homeowners association because of a pink playhouse she had built in her backyard for her granddaughter.

Augusta (Georgia) resident Becky Rogers-Peck has been in an ongoing battle with her Mill Haven neighborhood since installing the playhouse last year. Reportedly, the association has no problem with the structure itself, but ra ther the color, which apparently is "too pink" and was not approved in advance. Rogers-Peck claims that the playhouse, which cannot be seen from the street, does not fall under the definition of a backyard structure (like a shed or garage) and so pre-approval of the color was not required.

"The general reaction is, 'Are you kidding me?'" Rogers-Peck told reporters. "'They're suing you over a pink playhouse?' They're policing us like we're in a communist country, and it's just ridiculous. Every once in a while, you've got to stand your ground."

Rogers-Peck was a member of the HOA board at the time the dispute arose in April, but has since been removed. According to news reports, the lawsuit could be dropped if a new board is elected and has a change of heart. She is appealing to potential new board members to stop the nonsense. "I can't afford an attorney, and I was told by an attorney not to go [to court] by yourself," Rogers-Peck said. "I'm just asking for somebody to help me put a stop to this nonsense."

There are 30 homes in the development and Rogers-Peck claims there are numerous violations of other rules, including leaving trash cans or air-conditioning units uncovered.

And as for her granddaughter, Rogers-Peck says, "She knows exactly what's going on, and she is very upset about it. She is scared they might make us tear it down."

—Source: today.msnbc.msn.com

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