LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles based law corporation is seeking declaratory judgment regarding the sale of a domain name.
The Hecker Law Group filed a complaint on June 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against James Booth and Does 1-5 alleging breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the owner of the hh.com domain name and that the defendants contacted it from 2010 to 2016 to convince the plaintiff to sell the domain name. The suit states no deal was reached, but in November 2016, Booth falsely claimed in an online interview that he was exclusive broker of the name.
The parties later entered into a limited agreement to sell the name, but no sale was completed and it expired in April 2016. The suit states the plaintiff later sold the domain name in 2017, then was contacted by lawyers on behalf of Booth claiming the plaintiff had breached a brokerage agreement.
The plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment declaring it is not liable to Booth for any claimed fees or commissions, compensatory damages, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Gary A. Hecker and James M. Slominski of The Hecker Law Group in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-04511-BRO-RAO