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Free tickets part of Live Nation settlement in NJ



NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who attended concerts at a New Jersey amphitheater could get free tickets and discount coupons under a preliminary court settlement with promoter Live Nation.

Two New Jersey men sued the promoter in 2009, claiming it was illegal to tack on a $6 parking fee to each ticket at PNC Bank Arts Center when not all concertgoers drive. They also say Live Nation’s “no-fee” promotion was deceptive.

Anyone who bought tickets online through Live Nation and Ticketmaster between 2003 and 2011 would be eligible. Live Nation estimates that amounts to about 363,000 people.

Under the settlement approved this week, Live Nation would admit no wrongdoing. A judge still needs to give final approval.

A spokeswoman says Live Nation looks forward to resolving the matter.