Bruce Springsteen Fans, Jersey's Got Your Back

State's attorney general files suit against ticket company that grossly overcharged fans for holiday concert.

New Jersey stood up for its Boss this week when it sued a ticket-selling company for grossly overcharging fans for tickets to one of Bruce Springsteen's holiday concerts.

The Florida-based company is accused of charging a 275 percent markup on tickets to one of Springsteen's concerts in Asbury Park, New Jersey, last December, according to The Associated Press. New Jersey state law only allows for a 50 percent markup for the resale of concert tickets.

Gulf Coast Tickets is charged with reselling $100 tickets to the benefit concert for $375 each, selling tickets to a New Jersey event without having an in-state business address, and concealing a service charge from ticket buyers.

New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey, who announced the suit on Wednesday, claimed Gulf Coast tried to "cash in illegally on Bruce Springsteen's popularity and benevolence."

In the suit, filed in State Superior Court in Newark, the state is seeking restitution, penalties and costs.