The Louisiana Record Apr. 27, 2016, 8:32pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans accounts receivable and construction payment software company alleges that a Florida company used copyrighted content on its website without authorization.

Express Lien Inc. doing business as zlien, filed a complaint on April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Nationwide Notice Inc. and ABC insurance company alleging that the Florida corporation violated the Lanham Act, Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered irreparable harm, including but not limited to, damages to its profits, sales and business. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly copied portions of some or all of the registered copyrights, published the copied content on a website, and claimed the copied content as Nationwide’s own original work and willfully misled and continues to intentionally and willfully mislead people, including customers, as to the ownership of the copied content.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief against the defendants; that the defendants be enjoined and restrained from copying, posting or making any other infringing use or distribution of any of its protected materials; compensation for all damages; costs of this action; reasonable attorneys’ fees and for such other and additional relief as is just and proper. It is represented by Nathan L. Budde and Scott Wolfe Jr. of Wolfe Law Group LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02926

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