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Letitia James and Republicans Share Common Enemy in New Lawsuit

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New York’s attorney general joined 29 other state and district AGs in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against entertainment company Live Nation.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has joined 29 other state and district attorneys general in the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit against Ticketmaster, accusing the entertainment ticket giant of creating an illegal monopoly over live events and concerts in the United States.
The suit, which was released Thursday, alleges the ticket distribution company and its parent entity, Live Nation Entertainment, of being the « gatekeeper for the delivery of nearly all live music in America. » The legal action comes after Live Nation faced scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during a congressional hearing in January 2023 over Ticketmaster’s systemic failure in selling tickets to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour.
The DOJ lawsuit has also earned bipartisan backing from state attorneys general across the nation, including some Republican prosecutors who have vocally supported former President Donald Trump amid James’ business fraud suit against him. In a statement posted to X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday morning, James, a Democrat, accused Live Nation and Ticketmaster of « abusing » their power and hurting consumers in the process.

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