Leadership / 02.14.19
Rogue Ticket Site Viagogo to Pay Chunk of £1.8m Legal Bill for Online Resellers Probe
Daily Record (UK) (02/11/19) McGivern, Mark
The U.K. government has ordered Viagogo to cover a large share of £1.8 million ($3.2 million) in legal fees accrued by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) during an investigation into online secondary ticket resale platforms. Business Under-secretary Kelly Tolhurt informed Labor Member of Parliament Sharon Hodgson that "a significant proportion of those costs relate to the CMA's litigation against Viagogo. Under the court order secured against Viagogo, it will meet the CMA's reasonable costs of those proceedings." The rogue ticketing site has repeatedly violated British law, for example by listing tickets that were later determined to be invalid. Fan Fair Alliance spokesperson Adam Webb added that the public should not have to shoulder the probe's legal costs. "Viagogo caused endless delay and obstruction, and it would be the final insult if a bulk of the investigation's costs were picked up by the taxpayer," he noted.
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