ACS Ticket Co., a Maryland-based ticket broker, is suing the Yankees for $1 million after they claimed the club reneged on a sale of nearly $500,000 worth of tickets.
Lawyers who representing ASC claim the Yankees revoked the 52 season tickets because of the broker's intention to resell them. ASC purchased the tickets for $440,885 in November but claim they were told last month via email by the Yankees the tickets were being taken back and their money refunded.
In the email, the club explained that ASC's "buying behavior does not fit [the Yankees] criteria."
The suit alleges that "the Yankees' so-called 'criteria' concerning Plaintiffs' 'buying behavior' is obviously nothing more than a disguise for their illegal policy of targeting and taking inventory away from ticket resellers."
A Bronx County judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday, holding 49 of the 52 tickets.