BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge establishment is accused of unlawful broadcasting of a boxing match.
J&J Sports Productions Inc. filed a complaint on April 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Best Boilers Enterprise LLC and Adrian Hammond alleging that they violated the Communications Act and the Cable & Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act.
According to the complaint, on May 3, 2014, plaintiff was the exclusive commercial domestic distributor of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Marcos Rene Maidana WBC Welterweight Championship Fight Program. The plaintiff alleges that it has suffered damages for not receiving royalty payments for the said program.
The plaintiff holds Best Boilers Enterprise LLC and Hammond responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully intercepted and broadcasted plaintiff's program on their premises without plaintiff's permission and/or authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages in the sum amount of $170,000, attorney’s fees, costs of suit and all other relief as the court may deem just and proper. It is represented by Ronnie J. Berthelot of The Berthelot Law Firm LLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00262