Hundreds of thousands of people who attended concerts at an amphitheater in New Jersey could get free tickets and discount coupons under a preliminary court settlement with promoter Live Nation.
Two New Jersey men sued the promoter in 2009, claiming it was illegal to tack on a $6 parking fee to each ticket at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Twp., Monmouth Co., when not all concertgoers drive. They also said Live Nation's "no-fee" promotion was deceptive.
Anyone who bought tickets online through Live Nation and Ticketmaster between 2003 and 2011 would be eligible. Live Nation estimates that amounts to about 363,000 people.
Under the settlement approved this week, Live Nation would admit no wrongdoing. A judge still needs to give final approval.
A spokeswoman said Live Nation looks forward to resolving the matter.