Willow House Tavern sued over claims of unlawfully showing championship boxing match

By Angelino Menconi | Oct 16, 2015

A California business is suing Lebanon restaurant over allegations that it broadcasted a boxing match without authorization.

J & J Sports Productions Inc. filed a lawsuit against Kerry P. Eisenhour and the Willow House Tavern on Oct. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleging that the defendant unlawfully showed the Timothy Bradley v. Juan Manuel Marquez WBO Welterweight Championship Fight Program.

The plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 12, 2013, the defendant unlawfully intercepted the plaintiff's television program and publicly exhibited the program to patrons in its establishment in violation of the law.

The plaintiff is demanding statutory damages in the amount of $170,000 plus attorney fees, costs of litigation and interest. It is represented by Thomas P. Riley of the Law Offices of Thomas P. Riley PC in South Pasadena, Calif.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:15-cv-01949-JEJ

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