Madison Square Garden Is Using Facial Recognition Technology To Prevent Lawyers From Attending Their Shows

Madison Square Garden

The Madison Square Garden group of venues has taken a bold step by denying entry to lawyers who are attempting to sue them through the use of facial recognition technology, according to NME.

Rolling Stone recently revealed MSG’s novel technology that identifies attorneys who work for a law firm attempting to sue the organization, and thusly blocks them from entering any of their New York venues.

A spokesperson for the entertainment company said: “MSG instituted a straightforward policy that precludes attorneys from firms pursuing active litigation against the Company from attending events at our venues until that litigation has been resolved. While we understand this policy is disappointing to some, we cannot ignore the fact that litigation creates an inherently adversarial environment.”

Recently, a lawyer and her husband were prevented from attending Brandi Carlile‘s concert because the attorney was employed by an organization engaged in litigation against Madison Square Garden. Although the lawyer herself had nothing to do with this case, technology still blocked them access due to their affiliation.

Another case reported led to the removal of a Davis, Saperstein and Solomon employee from a Radio City Music Hall show while her child attended the performance.