Copyright infringement lawsuit filed over Sinners and Saints movie

Michelle Keahey Apr. 15, 2012, 3:43am


NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana movie production company has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against California and Michigan companies for allegedly infringing on a movie that was set in New Orleans.

Sinners and Saints, LLC filed suit against Noire Blanc Films LLC and Anchor Bay Entertainment LLC on April 3 in federal court in New Orleans.

Sinners and Saints is a Louisiana limited liability corporation with its principal place of business in Mandeville.

The plaintiff was hired in 2008 to provide production services and production management for a Noire Blanc motion picture.

Sinners and Saints states that it is the sole proprietor of all rights, title, and interest in and to the result and proceeds of its employees' work. The plaintiff argues that it has lost substantial revenues from the defendant's sale of the subject work and will continue to deprive Sinners and Saints for expanding its goodwill.

The defendant is accused of copyright infringement, conversion, unfair trade practices, and for accounting.

Saints and Sinners is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award damages for any gains, profits and advantages derived by the defendants, court costs, and attorney's fees.

The plaintiff is represented by Roy H. Maughan Jr. and Namisha D. Patel of The Maughan Law Firm in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-00866

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