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Warriors, Ticketmaster File Motions To Dismiss Federal StubHub Antitrust Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 15

Ticketmaster and the Warriors on Friday filed motions to dismiss StubHub's federal antitrust lawsuit against them, arguing the secondary ticketing company's claims of monopolization fail on multiple grounds. Ticketmaster in its response in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Califor...

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