LOS ANGELES – A Russian artist alleges her works were used without permission by two Los Angeles County individuals.
Tatiana Plakhova filed a complaint on Nov. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the James Hood, Moodswings LLC, Benjamin Laski and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement, breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff and Hood were formerly business partners for a limited liability company that has since been dissolved. She alleges that she suffered damages as the result of her works being used and displayed without her consent in videos, shows, album covers and on the internet. The plaintiff holds Hood, Moodswings LLC, Laski and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their contractual agreement with the plaintiff by failing to make a payment based on the terms of their agreement.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's works, profits and damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott Alan Burroughs, Trevor W. Barrett and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08245-TJH-FFM