Skip to main content
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Find a Lawyer

More Options

Lawyer Skills Help Get Refunded 'Hamilton' Tickets

By William Vogeler, Esq. on January 18, 2019 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Alexander Hamilton was famous for many things, but not for singing.

As a Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury, he organized the nation's financial system. Today, however, Hamilton is also famous for a Broadway musical in his name.

But his legacy does not end there. A personal injury lawyer added his two cents to the man on the $10 bill.

A Hamilton Principle

Joshua P. Davis, a Texas attorney, sued to get a refund on his "Hamilton" tickets. He wasn't a critic; he just bought tickets for the wrong date.

According to the Texas Lawyer, Davis tried to reverse the online transaction but couldn't. He said Ticketmaster wouldn't let him change the date or refund his money.

So faster than a dueling Texan, Davis fired off a lawsuit. He demanded $2,325, and Ticketmaster paid him.

After the settlement, Davis said he felt "Hamiltonian." In the musical, he said, Hamilton often writes in anger and is rewarded.

"An Affair of Honor"

Of course, Hamilton didn't always win. In 1804, Burr bested him in a duel.

It was a real-life battle, an "affair of honor," over Hamilton's vocal attacks on Burr. On that July morning, legend has it that Hamilton shot first into the air as a sign of protest.

Another witness said Hamilton simply missed. Spoiler alert: there was no encore.

Related Resources:

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

Or contact an attorney near you:
Copied to clipboard