my previous purchases during the Class Period, or a total of $25.50 denominated intoseventeen single-use vouchers of $1.50.3)
I am willing and able to attend these proceedings on May 29, 2012. In fact, I believe that theseriousness of the principled objections to this Settlement detailed below may perhaps bebest measured by my willingness to leave the established comforts of New England to travelnot only to California but to a
courtroom in Los Angeles
I am also amenable to attending a deposition in Boston upon reasonable notice.
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
A. The Settlement provides no cognizable rights, privileges, or benefits to the Class.
The Settlement as proposed is virtually useless to Class members in that:a.
The proposed award would be parceled into, at most,
The proposed award has
no cash value
The proposed award is plainly designed to directly
profit Defendants at the furtherexpense of the Class
In the alternative, I have proposed a comprehensive compensation package for each Classmember (including, but not limited to, two unrestricted passes to any Ticketmaster event inthe next five years) in my Prayer for Relief.
B. The Settlement fails to account for pain and suffering caused to members of the Class
by Defendant’s unfair and monopoli
stic business practices.
As an unwilling repeat Ticketmaster customer, I was in no way surprised to learn that
Order Processing F
ees” included an arbitrary and undisclosed element of pure
profit for Defendant. I had actually
that Defendant was cheerfully pocketing
my “convenience” and “processing” fees, an objectively reasonable belief
under thecircumstances which, given my vigorous, principled objection to the existence of the massivecultricidal octopus which is the Defendant, has historically caused me
upon point of purchase and beyond
throughout the Class Period. Theproposed $1.50 per transaction does not
to fairly compensate the suffering which I andother Class members have endured in this regard.8)
In consideration of the existential angst caused by the cognitive dissonance created betweenbeing required to contribute to the profits of the one corporation more responsible than any
Approximately 17% of the cost of a single Ticketmaster so-
called “convenience fee.”
All, I am compelled to add, on what I anticipate will be a perfectly lovely, smog-free spring Tuesday inBoston.