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Washington State to Sue Super Bowl Ticket Seller

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 SEATTLE, WA (AP) - Washington state is suing a ticket seller for taking orders for more than $149,000 in Super Bowl tickets and then telling customers at the last minute it could not fill those orders.

Washington Attorney General announced Wednesday the state had received 24 complaints about SBTickets regarding 60 tickets.

Ferguson said the New York-based company was planning on buying tickets at the last minute, in hopes of last-minute bargains, but ticket prices continued to rise until game time.

Ferguson is asking King County Superior Court to force the company to reimburse its customers for travel and lodging costs as well as the ticket price and to pay penalties of up to $2,000 per incident.

This year's Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots set records for the high cost of Super Bowl tickets in the secondary market.

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