ST. LOUIS — An exclusive distributor is suing a St. Louis commercial establishment owner, citing alleged unauthorized interception.

J & J Sports Productions Inc. filed a complaint on April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Charles Hamilton, GCE Group of Companies Limited LLC and Club 270 alleging that they willfully violated the Communications Act of 1934.

According to the complaint, on May 3, 2014, the plaintiff was the nationwide exclusive distributor of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Rene Maidana, WBC Welterweight Championship Fight program. The plaintiff alleges that due to defendants' unlawful actions, it has suffered monetary damages for not receiving royalty payments. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully intercepted and broadcasted the plaintiff’s program to increase their profits.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $110,000 for the first count and $60,000 for the second count against each defendant, attorneys’ fees and costs for this action and such other just and proper relief. It is represented by Thomas P. Riley of the Law Office of Thomas P. Riley PC in South Pasadena, California.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01408

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