Indiana Cable/Satellite TV Litigation: Pennsylvania Corp Sues Indiana Restaurant Over Pirated UFC Broadcasts

BlogPhoto-2-300x108South Bend, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., of Feasterville, Pennsylvania filed suit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Defendants, MBK Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Matey’s Restaurant & Bar, of Michigan City, Indiana, Bryan Konieczny, and Mark Kehoskie, both individuals residing in Indiana, infringed its rights in the “UFC 202: Diaz v. McGregor 2”, “UFC 203: Miocic v. Overeem”, “UFC 205: Alvarez v. McGregor”, “UFC 207: Nunes v. Rousey”, “UFC 208: Holm v. de Randamie”, and UFC 210: Cormier v. Johnson 2” (“the Programs”). Plaintiff is seeking statutory damages, attorney’s fees, interest, and costs.

Plaintiff is a corporation that specializes in distributing licensed broadcasts for premier sporting events around the country. Typically, Plaintiff licenses rights to broadcast the events to restaurants and establishments around the country, on a pay-per-view basis. Plaintiff was granted the exclusive right to license broadcast rights by UFC for a number of UFC fights throughout 2016 and 2017.

Plaintiff alleges that Defendants pirated the broadcasts and showed them in their establishment through unauthorized satellite or cable signal.

Plaintiff has alleged both Satellite and Cable Piracy.

The case was assigned to District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio and Magistrate Judge Michael G. Gotsch, Sr. in the Northern District and assigned Case 3:18-cv-00232-JD-MGG.


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