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Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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StubHub’s Warriors lawsuit a ‘reluctant’ step

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

StubHub’s antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, one that could redefine the fundamental notion of sports ticketing, began with a series of unfruitful phone calls to the highest reaches of basketball. “We reached out to the Warriors ownership. We reached...

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Tags: Law and Politics

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