“Loser Pays” in UFC Piracy Prosecutions is a One Way Street

Reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, N.D. Indiana, Hammond Division, demonstrating that the protections to recover legal fees in US Cable Act piracy prosecutions are a one way street. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Matijevich) the Defendant Matijevich was personally sued, along with an LLC that … More “Loser Pays” in UFC Piracy Prosecutions is a One Way Street

$8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Adding to this site’s archives of piracy awards for UFC Pay Per View lawsuits, reasons for judgement were recently published by the US District Court, D. Idaho, awarding $8,200 in damages against a defendant found liable after displaying 2 UFC events. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Hetemi) the Defendant displayed UFC … More $8,200 in Damages Awarded After Piracy of UFC Events with Little Monetary Gain

Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

As highlighted in this site’s Pay Per View piracy prosecution archives, A typical fact pattern plays out as follows A bar pirates the program A private investigator gets wind and documents the piracy Joe Hand Promotions (the commercial distributor for UFC and other PPV’s) sues and requests substantial damages Joe Hand wins but is awarded a fraction … More Piracy Statutory Damages “Should Approximate the Actual Damages Suffered”

$2,200 in Damages Awarded for UFC 165 Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division, awarding $2,200 in damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 165 In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Dick) the Defendants displayed UFC 165 in a bar without … More $2,200 in Damages Awarded for UFC 165 Piracy

$3,800 in Damages for UFC 165 Piracy

Reasons for judgement were published recently by the US District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Texarkana Division granting default judgement for the commercial piracy of UFC 165. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Moore) the Defendant operated a commercial establishment and aired UFC 165 without paying the commercial sub licencing fees to the Plaintiff. … More $3,800 in Damages for UFC 165 Piracy

$20,000 in Damages Awarded for UFC 162 Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court, ND Texas, Dallas Division, awarding damages of $20,000 for the commercial piracy of UFC 162. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. 2 Tacos Bar and Grill) the Defendant displayed UFC 162 … More $20,000 in Damages Awarded for UFC 162 Piracy

$60,000 Demand Rejected for UFC 173 Piracy – Damages Assessed at $8,242

In the latest UFC piracy prosecution, a default judgement request of $60,000 was rejected and the Court assessed damages at $8,242. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Meunier) the Defendant displayed UFC 173 at a commercial establishment without paying the commercial sub-licencing fee to the Plaintiff.  The fee would have been $1,600. … More $60,000 Demand Rejected for UFC 173 Piracy – Damages Assessed at $8,242

$15,000 Damages Assessed for UFC 170 Piracy

Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court, SD West Virginia, Charleston Division, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 170. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Harrison) the Defendant displayed UFC 170 in a commercial establishment without … More $15,000 Damages Assessed for UFC 170 Piracy

$110,000 Damage Request Rejected for UFC 173 Piracy; $6,000 Awarded

Update – the below judgement was finalized here. __________________________ Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing combat sports piracy, reasons for judgement were released recently by the US District Court, ED California, assessing damages for the commercial piracy of UFC 173. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc v. Ahmadi) the Defendant displayed UFC … More $110,000 Damage Request Rejected for UFC 173 Piracy; $6,000 Awarded

Pay Per View Piracy Settlement Details Revealed After Defendant Defaults on Payments

While reasons for judgement reveal litigation strategies when Joe Hand Promotions sues commercial establishments for UFC pay per view piracy details of cases that settle out of court are rarely revealed.  Recent reasons for judgement, however, detail a settlement agreement Joe Hand Promotions accepted after a Defendant defaulted on payments. In the recent case (Joe … More Pay Per View Piracy Settlement Details Revealed After Defendant Defaults on Payments