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USMTG Welcomes New York ‘Super Lawyer’ Larry Hutcher To Counsel

July 11, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) recently announced the addition of New York based attorney Larry Hutcher as the organization’s pro bono general counsel. Mr. Hutcher is a Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of the law firm DHC where he has spent his entire legal career. Throughout this career, he …

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NATB, USMTG Join to Support Growth of Minority-Owned Ticket Businesses

November 28, 2017 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Washington – The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) and the U.S. Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) today announced a formal affiliation between the organizations where NATB will provide support and other resources to USMTG and its members. This relationship aims specifically on issues of common interest, including advocacy, …

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The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma

December 13, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News By: Taylor Porco The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller platforms and marketplaces have expanded …

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Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses

November 26, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News “New York does not lower fees or taxes!” This phrase was shouted across the room by none-other than democrat New York Representative Daniel O’Donnell. This was said in the private closed-door October 2017 meeting between state legislators and representatives from the ticketing industry. The response came after …

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Texas Congressman Calls for Google’s Certification to be “Fair and Impartial”

July 11, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Signals Bipartisan Support for the FTC Monitoring of Google’s Certification Process The US Minority Ticker Group (USMTG) has added Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to a growing list of legislators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor Google’s introduction of their certification process for ticket resellers. …

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CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers

July 9, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News At the request of the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG), four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, two senators and two representatives, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the commission monitor Google’s implementation of its new registration and certification of ticket resellers advertising through AdWords. Senators …

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New York Congressman Espillat Stands Up for Small Businesses With Letter to FTC

July 3, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who represents the upper Manhattan New York 13th Congressional District, recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding small business participation in the online ticket sales market (PDF). In supporting small and minority participation, Congressman Espaillat wrote that the “live-event ticket sale industry is a …

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Unique Coalition Led Ticket Holder’s Rights Fight in Connecticut

June 8, 2017 By: Sean Burns Originally Posted On: Ticket News A unique coalition consisting of Connecticut Democrats and Republicans, as well as African-American leadership came together to support the passage of a bill guaranteeing transparency for entertainment and sports fans in Connecticut. As a result, the bill, HB7114, “An Act Concerning the Sale of Entertainment …

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