NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans limited liability company is accused of failing to provide information needed to transfer the ownership of websites.
River Services Co. LLC, Budwine & Associates LLC, Neptune Diving LLC and Nature’s Escape filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Stephen Peer and Peer Partners Interactive LLC alleging that they violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 2016, they entered into an agreement with defendants to provide website design, support and internet hosting services. The suit states that the services were prepaid through March 31 and that the plaintiffs chose to discontinue their relationship with the defendants. They allege the defendants have refused to provide access codes and passwords to transfer the plaintiffs' websites to their new service providers.
The plaintiffs holds Peer and Peer Partners Interactive LLC responsible because after repeated requests, the defendants allegedly refused to provide access codes and passwords required to transfer plaintiffs’ websites, social media and email services to their new service providers.
The plaintiffs seek an order for defendants to immediately provide plaintiffs with the access codes and passwords required to transition the domain names; compensatory, punitive and statutory damages; attorney’s fees and costs; and such other just and proper relief. They are represented by Thomas Hubert, P.J. Kee, Michael Foley and Micah Fincher of Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02691