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US: Judge dismisses antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation

 |  February 24, 2015

A federal court in Maryland has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

In 2009 promoter Seth Hurwitz, filed a lawsuit claiming West Hollywood-based Live Nation has a national and regional monopoly over the promotion of live music events and uses its power to “coerce artists to appear only at amphitheaters and other venues it owns,” according to the Baltimore Sun.

In a February 19th decision, US District Judge J. Frederick Motz granted Live Nation’s motion for summary judgment after concluding the plaintiffs didn’t produce enough evidence to go to trial.

The judge also ruled that Live Nation does not have a monopoly on the market.


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