LOS ANGELES – A photographer claims a San Diego County restaurant used his photo without authorization.

David Smith filed a complaint on Nov. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Turf Supper Club Inc., Jon Stamatopoulos and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his copyrighted photograph used. The plaintiff holds Turf Supper Club Inc., Stamatopoulos and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's photograph as part of its key art imagery.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's copyrights, award all profits to the plaintiff, statutory damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott Alan Burroughs and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08833-RGK-KS

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