Boxing Piracy Updates December 2021 - Default Judgments in the 5th Circuit Court (Texas) with G&G Closed Circuit Events
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Did you receive a notice of lawsuit from the Law Offices of David Diaz, PLLC in Texas? If so, it is important to understand what you are risking by "taking a default" when you are being sued for TV Signal Piracy. Many times we will see legal demands (from the Law Offices of Thomas P. Riley in Pasadena, CA), and demands of $50,000 are not uncommon. All for showing a PPV boxing match without paying the typical commercial licensing fee (ex. 2-3k depending on the size of your establishment, bar, sports club, tattoo parlor, barber shop, restaurant or tavern.
Some business owners hear this demand and (many times being out of the orbit as far as being able to afford) may decide to risk NOT answering the complaint and allowing the Plaintiff (whether in California or elsewhere) to "take a default." This can be risky. Here is more information about default judgments.
Here are two JUDGMENTS from the 5th circuit federal court in Texas, which shows you the types of damages that can be applied when you do not answer the complaint, file a motion to dismiss or otherwise respond (which usually means the Plaintiff's attorney will "take your default.".
Here is one case with a $25,000 default judgment
Here is another with an even higher default judgment ($61,000)
Conclusion - Speak with a Telecom Lawyer
Before you "shred" the lawsuit accusing your company of TV signal piracy or PPV theft or illegal video streaming, call us to discuss. We have handled hundreds of federal court infringement matters including in states such as California, Texas, Arizona, and New York where we have appeared pro hoc vice. Call us at (877) 276-5084 or fill out the contact form and we will contact you.