NEW ORLEANS – A Kenner establishment is accused of  broadcasting a sports match without paying for a license.

Joe Hand Promotions Inc. of Feasterville, Pennsylvania filed a complaint on Dec. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against DML LLC, doing business as Dave Liuzza's Sports Bar and Liuzza's Sports Bar, and David M. Liuzza alleging that they violated the Communications Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 31, 2015, plaintiff held the exclusive commercial distribution rights to broadcast Ultimate Fighting Championship 183: Silva v. Diaz. The plaintiff holds DML LLC and Liuzza responsible because the defendants allegedly did not contract plaintiff and pay a fee to exhibit the program in their establishment and willfully intercepted and unlawfully transmitted and published the program without permit or authorization.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages up to $110,000 for willful violation of 47 U.S.C. § 605, or alternatively, statutory damages up to $60,000 for willful violation of 47 U.S.C. § 553, attorney fees, interest, court costs and all other just and proper relief. It is represented by Dorothy L. Tarver of Taggart Morton LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16844

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