BATON ROUGE – A pay-per-view distributor alleges a Baton Rouge establishment broadcasted a boxing match without its authorization.
J&J Sports Productions Inc. filed a complaint on April 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against R Treasures LLC, doing business as The Fourth Quarter, and Toni Smith alleging that they violated 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 holds R Treasures LLC and Smith responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully intercepted and broadcasted plaintiff's program on their premises without plaintiff's permission and/or authorization.
The plaintiff 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-00261-JJB-RLB