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How to solve a consumer ripoff by creating a new ripoff
How to solve a consumer ripoff by creating a new ripoff

Several weeks ago, Ticketmaster settled a long-running class action lawsuit over its ticket fees by agreeing to give aggrieved concertgoers a discount on future fees.  Paul Campos of the University of Colorado Law School subjects the agreement to close textual analysis to determine how all the parties make out from a deal being billed as a $400-million settlement. His findings: Concertgoers get bupkis -- a $2.25 discount per future ticket, up to a maximum of 17 tickets per person, or a maximum of $38.25 per person. The plaintiffs' attorneys do great, receiving about $15 million in fees, plus costs up to another $1.5 million or so.   Ticketmaster does just fine; as...

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