Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 27, 2017, 4:09pm

ST. LOUIS — A sign design and sign installation company is suing John Karsch for alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement.

Piros Signs Inc. filed a complaint April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Karsch alleging that the defendant failed to perform his obligations in a contract and violated the Copyright Infringement Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 13, 2009, the plaintiff and defendant executed a contract for the exchange of real estate in which Karsch proposed a property swap and provided Piros with certain real property in exchange for Piros conveying part of its existing property to Karsch. The plaintiff claims it fully performed the contract but failed to receive the covenants and agreements to be made. The defendant allegedly used Piros' copyrighted materials without consent for the creation of the second store. 

As a result, the plaintiff has incurred out-of-pocket expenses that were not part of the agreement. 

The plaintiff holds Karsch responsible because he allegedly failed and refused to perform his obligations and covenants and agreements to the plaintiff; failed to install a perimeter fence on the plaintiff's property, causing security and privacy concerns; and failed to get permission to use plaintiff's copyrighted works on or in conjunction with construction of the second store.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and statutory damages suffered, attorney's fees, costs and such other further relief as the Court deems just and proper. They are represented by David A. Zobel of Danna McKitrick PC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01382

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