Suit filed over NCAA Final Four tickets

May 23, 2008

An Arizona man yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA over its practice of not refunding the $6 handling fee for lottery applications for tickets to Final Four games.

In his suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Tom George asks that the NCAA to end the "illegal gambling" practice for men's hockey and men's and womens' basketball games, according to a news release issued by George's law firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro.

The suit, which also names Ticketmaster, the large ticket seller and distributor, was filed by Tom George, who has applied to a number of the lotteries.

either Indiana nor California allow lotteries that are not sponsored by the state, the suit claims. The NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis.

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