NEW ORLEANS – A sporting events distributor is suing a New Orleans establishment over allegations that it unlawfully broadcasted a boxing match.

J&J Sports Productions Inc. filed a complaint on April 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Theresa’s Sportsman’s Corner LLC, doing business as Theresa’s Sportsman’s Corner, and Theresa Elloie alleging that the bar and grill operators violated the Communications Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 12, 2015, plaintiff was the exclusive commercial domestic distributor of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Andre Berto, WBA/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 Theresa’s Sportsman’s Corner LLC and Elloie responsible because the defendant allegedly willfully directed their employees to unlawfully intercept and broadcast plaintiff's program on their premises without the plaintiff's 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 Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04317

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