TV Signal Piracy Cases in Virginia

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Matthew Paré


Over the years there have been many TV signal piracy cases filed in the state of Virginia.  The most common plaintiffs are J & J Sports Productions, Inc., Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., and G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC.  Typically the claim arises out of showing a pay-per-view fight (boxing or UFC) on TV in a commercial location without paying the correct price.  Many of these lawsuits are filed by attorney W. Brian McCann at the McCann Law Firm, PLLC, in Henrico, Virginia.

Attorney Matthew Pare of the Law Office of Matthew Pare, APC has successfully defended TV signal piracy cases in Virginia.  One unique thing about these lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is that the court has an extremely fast docket and provides for a very limited amount of time to conduct discovery and file motions.  Particularly in light of the litigation schedule in that venue, it is important to be represented by an attorney who is diligent and prepared to file the necessary motions quickly.  

In most TV piracy cases the plaintiff has sufficient evidence to prove its case, and the relevant law is strict liability, meaning that the plaintiff does not need to show that the defendant knowingly did anything wrong.  Therefore, many of these types of cases settle.  However, the plaintiffs often take very unreasonable settlement positions, particularly in the pre-litigation stage when J & J Sports Productions, Inc. is represented by its national counsel, Thomas Riley.  Attorney Matthew Pare defends these cases at any stage of the proceedings.  When necessary, Mr. Pare has the expertise to defend the case in court to achieve the best results.

If you are facing a TV signal piracy claim or lawsuit in Virginia, contact attorney Matthew Pare immediately.  He has the experience to effectively defend you and your business in this lawsuit.  Mr. Pare is available for a free initial consultation and is actively defending TV piracy cases in Virginia.  He can be reached at 619-869-4999.

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