Lawsuit claims Timberwolves' paperless tickets hurt buyers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Two season-ticket holders are suing the Minnesota Timberwolves, alleging the NBA team's paperless ticket policy hurts ticket buyers.

The lawsuit over the use of the Flash Seats ticket system was filed Thursday by a corporation and an individual season-ticket holder. It seeks class-action status.

The lawsuit says the team's paperless ticket policy unlawfully alters the way Timberwolves ticket holders may transfer tickets, the Star Tribune reported (http://strib.mn/1RLwsR0 ).

In one example, the lawsuit says, plaintiff James Mattson tried to resell tickets valued at $240 for just $100, but he could only set his price at $180 or higher through Flash Seats.

Timberwolves President Chris Wright says in a statement the team doesn't comment on pending litigation but is confident Flash Seats provides the best possible experience for fans of the Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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