Indiana Cable/Satellite TV Litigation: Fight Promoter Sues Billiard Hall for Interception of Championship Fight

Terre Haute, IndianaJoe Hand Promotions, Inc. of Feasterville, Pennsylvania has sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging violations of 47 U.S.C. § 605 and 47 U.S.C. § 553.blogphoto-298x300

Joe Hand Promotions specializes in distributing and licensing sporting events to commercial locations such as bars and restaurants.  It is the exclusive domestic distributor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® series of mixed-martial-arts fights.

Defendant in the lawsuit is Joseph Brush d/b/a Break Time Billiards of Terre Haute, Indiana.  Brush has been accused of illegally intercepting and broadcasting Ultimate Fighting Championship® 198: Werdum v. Miocic, which was telecast nationwide on May 14, 2016.

This federal lawsuit, filed by an Indiana intellectual property attorney, alleges “Satellite Piracy/Cable Piracy.”  Plaintiff seeks statutory damages of up to $110,000 as well as costs and attorneys’ fees.

The case was assigned to District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson and Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore in the Southern District and assigned Case 2:17-cv-00025-JMS-MJD.

 

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