NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans design owner is suing multiple defendants, alleging copyright infringement and unjust enrichment.
LaSalle School LLC of New Orleans filed a complaint May 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Southern Builders of Louisiana LLC in Slidell, David Boihem, William H. Cummings, Darrell Fussell, Dwayne T. Raborn, Mary Jo Webster, Dawn M. Wesson, Bruce Campbell and Jill Campbell, alleging violation of the Copyright Law of the United States.
According to the complaint, LaSalle School has been and will continue to be deprived of the benefit of selling and constructing its designs, deprived of good will and injured in its relations with present and future prospective customers. The suit says the plaintiff also has suffered monetary damages, including lost profits, lost business opportunities, loss of business good will, injury to reputation, costs and expenses.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants marketed residential homes by publishing simplified plans and designs based on copies of LaSalle's 1107 Webster Design and the 1111 Webster Design in brochures and on the Internet without plaintiff's permission or authority.
LaSalle School seeks a trial by jury, a finding the defendants have infringed the copyrights in it 1107 Webster Design and 1111 Webster Design, compensation for actual damages, attorney fees and for all other general, equitable and legal relief to which it is entitled. It is represented by attorneys Lloyd N. Shields, Elizabeth L. Gordon and Andrew G. Vicknair of Shields Mott LLP in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-04827