LOS ANGELES – A Florida film company alleges Showtime broadcast its movie without permission.
Sweet Micky LLC filed a complaint on July 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Showtime Networks Inc., Showtime Digital Inc. and Ben Patterson
alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Sweet Micky LLC suffered damages as a result of its film "Sweet Micky for President" being broadcast on television and streamed online without its consent by the defendants. The plaintiff holds Showtime Networks Inc., Showtime Digital Inc., Patterson and Does 1 through 50 responsible because the defendants allegedly refused to cease the purportedly unauthorized usage of plaintiff's copyrighted film despite its request and relied on a license agreement that the plaintiff claims was never signed.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, actual damages and profits, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Martin D. Singer and Lindsay D. Molnar of Lavely & Singer Professional Corp. in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-05227