Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: Joe Hand Alleges Interception by The Wing Company

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New Albany, Indiana – Plaintiff Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. of Feasterville, Pennsylvania filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana. The Defendants are two individuals, Darlene Vicars and Leann Richardson, and an entity, The Wing Company, LLC. Each of the Defendants is alleged to do business as The Wing Company of Sunman, Indiana. Vicars and Richardson have been sued both individually and d/b/a The Wing Company.

At issue in this latest Indiana interception lawsuit commenced by an intellectual property lawyer for Joe Hand is the alleged unlawful interception of the “Ultimate Fighting Championship 168: Chris Weidman v. Anderson Silva,” which was telecast nationwide on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Plaintiff Joe Hand claims that it holds exclusive domestic rights to the commercial distribution of this championship fight program and that Defendants have deprived it of the “commercial license fee to which Plaintiff was rightfully entitled to receive” by showing the program without having purchased a commercial license from Plaintiff.

In this federal lawsuit, the following claims are made:

• Count I: Violation of Title 47 U.S.C. Section 605
• Count II: Violation of Title 47 U.S.C. Section 553

• Count III: Conversion

Joe Hand seeks statutory damages, including additional damages for willful violations. Costs and attorney’s fees are also sought.

The case was assigned to Judge Sarah Evans Barker and Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr., in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case 4:15-cv-00185-SEB-WGH.

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