Washington Suing Super Bowl Ticket Broker

By Stina Sieg
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6:02pm
Updated: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:37am
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The state of Washington is suing a ticket broker for selling seats to the Super Bowl it never had. The state attorney general's office made the move after receiving more than 100 complaints.

The office kept hearing the same thing from consumers - companies sold them tickets and then didn’t deliver.

The lawsuit is against the biggest offender, SB Tickets. Many of its customers had already traveled to Phoenix for the big game by the time they realized they weren’t going to see it. Washington Assistant Attorney General Jeff Rupert recalls one of the stories he says was “heartbreaking.”

"A woman who was going to take her 88-year-old mother to the game who was just an avid Seahawks fan," he said. "They all got down there, they’re all excited and what was going to be this great, wonderful family trip, just turned into a total disaster."

Rupert said that SB Tickets has reimbursed most people for their tickets, but this lawsuit would help pay consumers for travel costs to Phoenix.

A trial date has been set for a year from now, but the company many choose to settle before then. 

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