Ticketmaster's Legal Woes

by Yoo Jin Jung February 13 2009, 14:37
I. Introduction

For many, Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. (Ticketmaster) is the first place that people look when they want tickets to an event. It is the largest and most well-known broker of event tickets in the industry. Ticketmaster sells tickets for more than 80% of the major arenas and stadiums in the U.S.[1] However, it has come recently been hit with a $500 million lawsuit in Toronto, Canada, after fans complained that Ticketmaster was deliberately directing customers into its subsidiary site, TicketsNow in violation of anti-scalping laws.[2] Not only is Ticketmaster now facing this class-action lawsuit, but it also is in danger of being hit with charges by the Canadian as well as the U.S. government.[3] Compounded with the recent backlash against its new merger with LiveNation, Ticketmaster is currently facing a host of legal problems.[4] [More]

The Changing Korean Legal Market

by Yoo Jin Jung February 12 2008, 16:05
I. Introduction

With so much possibility, South Korea’s legal market is virtually untapped, especially considering that it is today’s 10th largest economy in the world. [1] This is because South Korean law prohibits foreign lawyers from becoming licensed to practice within the country and also prohibits foreign law firms from establishing branches within South Korea. [2] South Korean lawyers not only have a very different legal education system, but also have an interesting monopoly within the legal market of Korea. This long insulated legal system is about to change. There has been recent proposed legislation to open the Korean legal market through the Foreign Legal Consultants Act. [3] This will most likely have world-wide affect and forever change how the legal system in Korea operates. [More]

Outsourcing Pregnancy?

by Yoo Jin Jung February 6 2008, 16:08
I. Outsourcing

It makes good business sense to outsource operations. It cuts down on costs, delivers lower prices to consumers, and brings job opportunities to poorer countries. So why not also outsource pregnancy? India, already known as an outsourcing base, is also the growing center for surrogate pregnancy. India is hardly restricted through legislation, as there are no laws that govern surrogacy.[1] No part of the fertility industry is regulated, although the Indian Medical Council does issue nonbinding guidelines for involved parties.[2]

Since 2002, commercial surrogacy has been legal in India.[3] The only laws that India currently has in place concerning women and their infants address maternity leave and breastfeeding.[4] There is proposed legislation to help regulate surrogate pregnancy, but the government has been slow to act.[5] Already, outsourcing surrogate pregnancy, or “reproductive tourism” has become a booming business of over 445 million dollars a year.[6] [More]

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