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Baltimore settles suit alleging unlawful ticket fees at Royal Farms Arena for $420K

Baltimore settles suit alleging unlawful ticket fees at Royal Farms Arena for $420K

Baltimore's spending board is expected on Wednesday to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the city-owned Royal Farms Arena charged concertgoers unlawful ticket fees.

The proposed $420,000 cash settlement would end a two-year fight over the suit brought by John G. Bourgeois of Perry Hall. Bourgeois alleged that the city received illegal "user" or "convenience" fees from tickets sold through Ticketmaster and SMG for events at the arena between Aug. 1, 2011, and March 14, 2013.

Under terms of the settlement, the city would award $3 vouchers to every member of the class for...

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