TV Signal Piracy Cases in Louisiana

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Matthew Paré

The attorney who files most TV signal piracy lawsuits in Louisiana is Ronnie J. Berthelot of The Berthelot Law Firm, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA.  Fortunately, on the defense side, attorney Matthew Pare has experience successfully defending TV piracy lawsuits throughout the state of Louisiana.  If you are confronted with a lawsuit alleging violations of 47 U.S.C. section 605 and 47 U.S.C. section 553 based upon a claim of TV signal piracy, you need the representation of experienced counsel to defend you.  Matthew Pare is that attorney and actively defends bars, restaurants, and other establishments in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana.  

Attorney Ronnie Berthelot works with the national counsel for J & J Sports Productions, Inc., Thomas Riley, from South Pasadena, CA.  Mr. Berthelot also represents other plaintiffs in TV piracy matters and is very experienced with both the substantive law that applies to this situation as well as the unique procedures in the United States District Courts in Louisiana. Attorney Matthew Pare has successfully defended such cases in Louisiana against Ronnie Berthelot.  For example, in one such recent case the defendants were granted a partial summary judgment when the plaintiff had no evidence specifically of a satellite TV signal transmission.  Because there are different statutes that apply to cable and satellite signals, the means of transmission is an important issue in these cases and a lack of evidence in that regard can be used as a defense.

Another legal issue that has been litigated in TV piracy cases in Louisiana that is helpful to defendants is the question of individual liability when there is also a business entity defendant such as a corporation or LLC.  In both the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana the courts have shown a reluctance to impose liability against an individual if there is also a business entity and the individual was not personally involved with the alleged wrongdoing.  The liability must be based upon the defendant’s own personal conduct.  This is somewhat of a different approach than most courts throughout the country in addressing this specific issue in TV piracy cases, and an experienced TV piracy attorney such as Matthew Pare will be able to effectively use this precedent to your advantage.

In conclusion, if you are facing a TV piracy lawsuit filed by Ronnie Berthelot in the state of Louisiana you have a formidable adversary with ample experience in this area of the law. Luckily attorney Matthew Pare can be your advocate and provide legal representation in defending you in the lawsuit.  Whether it is a case of J & J Sports Productions, Inc., Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC, or any other company, attorney Matthew Pare has the legal expertise and experience to successfully defend you in Louisiana.  Mr. Pare can be reached at 619-869-4999 and is available for a free initial consultation.

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