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The Yankees get a temporary restraining order against StubHub

Mar 19, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports that the Yankees have gotten a temporary restraining order against StubHub preventing it from opening its storefront nearby Yankee Stadium. This arising out of the lawsuit we discussed yesterday.

What this means is that, for a very short period of time, StubHub can’t open or operate its ticket-printing station. A TRO is granted without any kind of hearing or evidence beyond the sworn statement of the plaintiff, in this case the Yankees, saying that they will be irreparably harmed if the activity at issue isn’t stopped. A hearing will be held in the next few days, however, as to whether or not StubHub should be enjoined from doing so for a longer period. The TRO, in fact, could have been issued without StubHub even being present in the judges chambers.

But, yeah, it’s on.

  1. coloradostupid - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    More cowbell!

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      I’m a Yankee fan, not a Stubhub fan, you fellas are crazy!

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Ahhh, the old resort to equity. Isn’t that the legal equivalent of the fake to third/throw to first?

  3. sweetmelissa1954 - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Reblogged this on aspen54 and commented:
    Hope it works! Go Yankees

    • Jeremy T - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Wow, supporting the Yankees against StubHub in a largely unpopular move, and doing it in a way that makes it seem like you’re shamelessly self-promoting? Prepare for an onslaught of down-thumbs the likes of which you can’t even imagine…

      • sweetmelissa1954 - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM


  4. Marty - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Just realized JugHub is a good name for a titty bar.

  5. sawxalicious - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    F the Yankees.

    • bigharold - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      Stay Classy Saw.

  6. fhuizar - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Sorry Yankees you’re not worth the price of your admission anymore

    • bigharold - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      Wanna bet three million plus people think otherwise this year?

    • damnyankee13 - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      so dont come

  7. American of African Descent - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Anyone else find it ironic that a team that screams “capitalism” is complaining about the working of the free market?

    • chill1184 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

      It is isnt it and in addition the NY media isn’t even touching this

  8. American of African Descent - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    By the way, Craig, any chance you’d post a copy of the complaint? Inquiring minds want to read it.

  9. yousuxxors - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    i hate and love stubhub. its such a good idea and allows people to sell their tickets that they cant use allowing people to get good deals especially sporting events. but it allows scalpers to legally operate, making concerts even more expensive than they have already become. people buy up all the tickets and drive the price even higher.

  10. randygnyc - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    This is the Yankees way to try and manipulate the market. Because the tix are so expensive, most seats can be purchased below face value through stub hub. This year, both the angels and yanks need their contracts with SH. Ticketmaster now handles all the “official” resale of tix. People can still use SH, but the Yankees will no longer allow printed tickets. Hard copy only, except if the ticket was purchased through TM exchange program. I love the Yankees, but I hate this.

    • randygnyc - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      Edit- ended the contracts

  11. thebowz - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    As I die hard Yankees fan, I hope they get crushed here. They’re upset that StubHub earns “their” commissions. They want in on the action. It’s like the mob charging protection to the corner grocer. I’m no fan of StubHub’s usurpious fees, but if the Yanks want in on the action, then start a competing service with lower (or -gasp- no) fees. Don’t try to bully out another business just because they’re successful.

  12. multiplemiggs - Mar 20, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    Yankees are scum

  13. polonelmeagrejr - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    ” irreparably harmed” Dang lawyers have a way of stretching reality until it screams and begs for mercy. How about the Steinbrenner’s pain and mental anguish as a result of stub hubs predatory ticket policy?Ismn’t that worth several million dollars?

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