Washington state sues box office company Brown Paper Tickets

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s attorney general has sued a Seattle-based virtual box office company, alleging Brown Paper Tickets owes nearly $7 million to artists and ticket buyers. The state’s lawsuit filed Wednesday says Brown Paper Tickets owes $6 million to event producers and $760,000 in refunds to ticket buyers for events that were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed after 16 event producers and multiple ticket buyers filed separate lawsuits earlier this month. The state says it has received nearly 600 consumer complaints from around the country about the company. Representatives for Brown Paper Tickets could not be immediately reached by the Seattle Times.