Fans File Lawsuits Against MLB for Withholding Ticket Refunds

The 2020 MLB postponed their season indefinitely, preventing fans from getting refunds for games they cannot attend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB Fans File Lawsuit

According to ABC News, nearly a month into what would have been a regular 2020 MLB season has past and not a single game has been played or canceled. Instead, the league has chosen to postpone games, leaving fans with expensive, unusable tickets that they had purchased prior to the pandemic and no way to receive refunds.

This has caused two fans to file lawsuits against the MLB. On Monday, Matthew Ajzenman and Susan Terry-Bazer filed suits alleging that the withholding of refunds violates California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law and of civil conspiracy, according to ABC News. They are asking for full restitution of all MLB tickets sold for the 2020 season.

Details of the 2020 MLB Lawsuit

The lawsuit also argues that even if games are played this year, they will most likely not be played with fans in attendance. This point is backed up by proposed plans to salvage the season, featuring games played in isolation.

MLB, along with all 30 of its clubs and ticket companies—Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and Last Minutes Transaction—are among the reported defendants.

Experts do not know when it will be safe to allow crowds back into sports stadiums.

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