The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Sues Boomers Pub and Grub for Intercepting Receiving Ultimate Fighting Broadcast Signal


Hammond, Indiana – Copyright lawyers for Zuffa, LLC d/b/a The Ultimate Fighting Championship of Las Vegas, NV, have filed a lawsuit alleging that Carol Papka of Valparaiso, IN, Philip Reiner of Wheeler, IN, and Daniel Kettwig of Valparaiso, IN, individually and as officers, directors, shareholders, and/or principals of Boomer’s Pub and Grub of Portage, IN, improperly received the UFC #111 broadcast. The complaint claims that the broadcast interception is a violation of 47 U.S.C. ยงยง 553 and 605(a), federal statutes which prohibit the unauthorized reception of certain communications, as well as a violation of the Copyright Act.

This case has been assigned to Judge Rudy Lozano and Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich in the Northern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 2:10-cv-00422-RL-APR.

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Complaint – Zuffa v. Papka by pauloverhauser on Scribd

Further information about this case is as follows:

Filed: October 25, 2010 as 2:2010cv00422 Updated: October 26, 2010 22:06:09

Plaintiff: Zuffa LLC

Defendants: Boomers Pub & Grub INC, Carol Papka, Daniel Kettwig and Philip Reiner

Presiding Judge:Rudy Lozano

Referring Judge:Andrew P Rodovich

Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement


Seventh Circuit > Indiana > Northern District Court

Type:Other Statutes > Cable/Satellite TV

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