New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram announced a weak settlement with Ticketmaster today over complaints that Bruce Springsteen fans ran into software problems when they tried to buy tickets and got automatically redirected to Ticketmaster's TicketsNow scalper site, which sells at hugely marked up prices.
It's really not much of a deal and suggets that Milgram was not very interested in getting to the bottom of what went on. Ticketmastser has to pay $350,000 and give free tickets to 2,000 New Jersey Bruce fans who experienced software errors. The settlement also, according to her press release:
But the link ban applies to only one kind of page on the Ticketmaster site, the "no tickets found," page that comes up after you search in vain. Sounds like there is plenty of room for other links from Ticketmaster to TicketsNow, and people are still going to be confused. Says Milgram: