Audio clip NAT078

NAT078 – (US-Ticketmaster-Antitrust-Lawsuit) (NOTE LENGTH)
WASHINGTON. x–06s. The U-S Justice Department has filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America. The lawsuit was filed today in New York and was brought with 30 state and district attorneys general. U-S Attorney General Merrick Garland says the monopoly must stop.
(“..Live Nation’s monopoly..”) (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The Justice Department allowed Live Nation and Ticketmaster to merge as long as Live Nation agreed not to retaliate against concert venues for using other ticket companies for 10 years. In 2019, the department investigated and found that Live Nation had “repeatedly” violated that agreement and extended the prohibition on retaliating against concert venues to 2025.

The Canadian Press broadcast team, ABC