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UK: CMA begins contempt of court action against Viagogo

 |  July 4, 2019

The UK’s competition regulator will seek to have ticket resale website Viagogo found in contempt of court, after it allegedly ignored repeated warnings to comply with consumer law.

The Competition and Markets Authority has sent a “letter before action” to Viagogo, triggering a process that it had warned would begin unless the company cleaned up its often-criticised business practices.

If found in contempt, the company risks significant fines, while directors could even face prison.

The digital, culture, media and sport select committee chair, Damian Collins, welcomed the move, saying: “The CMA clearly shared our concern and we look forward to a speedy resolution to end what has been a troubling and distressing time for music fans who’ve had bad experiences with the site.”

Full Content: The Guardian

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