Lawsuit Alleges $600,000 Breach of Contract in Clark County, Nevada court
Months after a high-profile legal fight began between Eventbrite and Wantickets following a failed merger, one of the latter’s biggest former clients is suing the ticketing company for breach of contract.
Last year, Eventbrite was close to purchasing Wantickets – but the deal fell apart at the last minute. A new buyer took the reigns and promptly fired Wantickets founder and President Barack Schurr as well as CEO Diego Carlin.
The two men had been helping Wantickets secure a ticketing contract for the Wynn Las Vegas, but the last minute sale, and the fact that they were fired, caused them to lose the ticketing contract to Ticketfly.
On June 21, the Wynn filed a lawsuit against Wantickets in Clark County Court on grounds of breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing and unjust enrichment. Wynn’s legal team says the ticketer owes $600,000 in outstanding ticket sales. According to the lawsuit, the casino modified its agreement with Wantickets in September — the same time the firings went public and the Wynn was ending its relationship with Wantickets — and in March “demanded payment of outstanding amounts due pursuant to the Agreement, as amended and assigned.”
Wantickets has failed to hand over the money, the lawsuit claims. The casino is asking for the full repayment amount plus $15,000 in damages.
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