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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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Tuesday, May 04 2010

A Seattle-area woman who said her daughter was injured by a glass shard in a bottle of water has been sentenced to jail for carrying out a hoax.

Kelsey Macom was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three months of home detention after demanding $3,000 from Coca-Cola to settle her 2008 claim that her 7-year-old daughter was injured by a piece of glass in a bottle of Dasani water, a Coke product. Macom claimed her daughter’s throat was cut so badly she could hardly eat foods and was coughing up blood.

The federal judge in the case described the crime as “despicable.”  Prosecutors said the case was even more troubling considering Macom was a former Better Business Bureau employee.

—Source:  The Seattle Times  

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