LOS ANGELES – A New York photographer claims a Los Angeles business used his copyrighted photograph without permission.
Andrew Paul Leonard filed a complaint on May 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Lipoadvisor.com, and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his copyrighted image "Scanning electron Miscroscopy of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cells 1" used without his consent. The plaintiff holds Lipoadvisor.com and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used and displayed plaintiff's copyrighted image on their website.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, profits, statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Howard S. Han of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-03962-PA-FFM