Indiana Copyright Litigation: The Grove Sports Bar & Eatery of Beech Grove Sued for Alleged Copyright Infringement

Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiffs, Broadcast Music, Inc. of New York, New York, UniversalBMI2 Millhouse Music, Combine Music Corp., Rondor Music International, Inc. d/b/a Irving Music, Dandelion Music Co., Groper Music, Rhythm Wrangler Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Get Loose Music, Inc., Tremonti Stapp Music, Reservoir Media Management Inc. d/b/a Reservoir 416 a/k/a Reservoir One America, Barbara Nicks Music, and Concord Music Group, Inc. d/b/a Jondora Music filed suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendants, Dman Incorporated d/b/a The Grove Sports Bar & Eatery, James D. Pettigrew, and Deann Hensley all of Beech Grove, Indiana infringed its rights in many United States Copyright Registrations of musical compositions as stated below.

Musical Composition

Registration and Date of Registration
Beat It PAu 456-334, PA 158-771, November 16, 1982, December 27, 1982
Don’t Tell My Heart a/k/a Achy Breaky Heart PA 534-864, July 29, 1991
Me and Bobby McGee Ep 260746, July 18, 1969
Seven Bridges Road Eu 106284, PA 104-190, March 21, 1969, April 13, 1981
She’s Some Kind of Wonderful a/k/a Some Kind of Wonderful Ep 232189, June 5, 1967
Trashy Women PAu 1 150 124, October 17, 1988
What’s Your Name Eu 853395, PA 13-433, December 7, 1977, July 3, 1978
My Own Prison PA 966-903, October 4, 1999
Silver Springs RE 905-601, Eu 713078, December 10, 2004, August 31, 1976
Proud Mary EU 91333, Ep 260526, December 27, 1968, July 11, 1969
Paradise Eu 785460, PA 13-430, May 13, 1977, September 18, 1978

Plaintiffs are seeking statutory damages, cost, attorneys’ fees, and any other relief the Court deems appropriate.

The case was assigned to District Judge James R. Sweeney II and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch in the Southern District and assigned Case 1:19-cv-01958-JRS-DML.


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