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Flyers Fans File Consumer Fraud Class Action Against Team and Comcast


Jenkintown, PA: A consumer fraud class-action lawsuit has been filed against Comcast Spectacor, parent company of the Flyers, on behalf of all 2011-12 full season ticketholders.

The lawsuit alleges that Comcast Spectacor and the Flyers misled season ticketholders by excluding the 2012 Winter Classic game tickets - a regular-season game held at the Phillies' Citizens Bank Park - after the contractual ticketholder agreement stated that fans prepaid for 44 home games, three preseason contests and all 41 regular-season home games.

This class-action, in which all full-time season ticketholders would be eligible to participate, could be worth tens of millions of dollars, according to Evan Barenbaum, of Stern and Eisenberg PC, the lead lawyer representing plaintiffs.

"This was a regular-season game, in Philadelphia, on regulation ice. It should have been a part of the 44-game package that fans paid for," Barenbaum said.

Barenbaum explained that if full-time season ticketholders wanted to purchase tickets to the January 2 Winter Classic, the NHL's premier regular-season outdoor spectacle, they were forced also to buy tickets to the Flyers-Rangers alumni game on December 31 and a Phantoms AHL game on January 6, plus pay $41 of processing fees per ticket.

Phillies premium seat holders and Rangers season ticketholders were not forced to buy the three-game package. According to the lawsuit, "Comcast disingenuously offered Plaintiff and the members of the class an insufficient refund of only one fourty-fourth [1/44] of the price they paid for each full season ticket package."

The Flyers are thought to have more than 15,000 full-season ticketholders. More than 145,228 fans attended the combined weeklong activities: the main event, the alumni game, the AHL game, and college and high school games. Partial season ticketholders are not permitted to be a part of the suit, since they were never contractually promised all 44 games.

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Published on May-8-12

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