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UK: CMA begins legal action against Viagogo

 |  September 3, 2018

The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed on Friday, August 31, that it has begun legal proceedings against the secondary ticketing website Viagogo. The British regulator joins its counterparts in Australia and New Zealand in going legal over the ticket resale site’s infamously anti-consumer practices.

The CMA announced plans last November to crack down on all the major secondary ticketing sites in the UK. In April it stated that eBay’s StubHub and Live Nation’s GetMeIn! and Seatwave had subsequently committed to update their policies and practices to bring them in line with UK law.

Despite being warned, a failure to do likewise would result in court action, Viagogo did not offer to make the changes CMA considers necessary to bring it in line with the law.

CMA officials indicated then that legal action would follow. And on Friday they confirmed legal proceedings had been filed with the High Court.

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